Monday, August 11, 2014

Join Us for the Ranger Walkabout on August 14 - Slatersville: America's First Mill Village

Join a National Park Service Ranger to explore America's first planned mill village.

Learn how John Slater came to this site along the Branch River to expand the Textile Empire that his brother Samuel had begun in Pawtucket in 1790.

Slatersville is not only the first planned mill village in America, it is one of the best preserved. Almost all of the elements of the original village, from the mill, to the worker housing, the church and the company stores still remain.

Parking: Parking is available at the North Smithfield Public Library parking lot at 20 Main Street, Slatersville, (North Smithfield), RI.