Friday, October 19, 2012

Weaving the Story of the Valley

Weaving the Story of the Valley
A Three-Part Interpretive Institute

Please join us for this special program that has been specifically designed for leaders, decision-makers, and interpretive staff in Blackstone Valley partner organizations.  
Throughout the program, we will explore the interpretive threads that weave our Valley's story and how identifying those threads can help your site and potentially benefit from a potential new National Park .  We will also look at how Blackstone Valley organizations can work together to provide a cohesive experience for the visitor using these threads.

 We are pleased to have Stephanie P. Fortunato Deputy Director of Providence's Department of Art, Culture + Tourism as our facilitator.  Ms. Fortunato will use draw on her experience working with cultural policy and creative placemaking projects to help us explore the interpretive story of the valley.  Ms. Fortunato manages projects related to the implementation of the Creative Providence cultural plan, partnerships, and the administration of research studies about Providence's creative sector. She received her M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University and a B.A. in Humanities from Providence College.

At the first session, Ms. Fortunato will present and discuss the implications of a gap analysis study that was conducted last spring with Blackstone Valley interpretive sites and programs. The study looked at core interpretive themes for the Blackstone Valley and how sites are using them to help tell their individual stories.

Session 1 
October 25
Museum of Work & Culture
Woonsocket, RI

Session 2 
November 1
Whitinsville Community Center
Whitinsville, MA

Session 3
November 8
Blackstone Public Library
Blackstone, MA

All sessions are 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

RSVP to Kevin Klyberg at 401-62-0250 x5501 or
by email at

Sponsored by Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc.