Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
Volume 2 Issue 9/ September 2014
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Call for local photographers!

Do you enjoy taking photos of the beautiful Blackstone River Valley? 

If so, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. has a contest for you. The nonprofit is searching for special images that capture the spirit and beauty of the Corridor to illustrate its 2015 Calendar.

Submissions are due by email no later than noon on September 30, 2014.  


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Canalfest 2014 - How to Build a Canal
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Canalfest returned to the canal district on September 6. What draws many people is the recreation of the Blackstone Canal. Take a look to see how the canal was constructed in just 2 hours.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Worcester:

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Announces Hiring of Executive Director

Donna M. Williams, Chair of Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. (Blackstone Heritage Corridor), is pleased to announce the hiring of Charlene Perkins Cutler as Executive Director, effective September 2. 


charlene perkins cutler In her role, Charlene will provide day-to-day guidance for thenewly formed nonprofit. The Blackstone Heritage Corridor manages operations in the Blackstone Corridor on behalf of the former federal commission; and, works with partners to preserve, protect and interpret (telling the story) the heritage of the 24 Corridor communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 


"I have followed the success of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor for years and am thrilled to be part of such a great organization," says Charlene.

Read the press release


2014 Greenway Challenge Course Has Been Revealed!
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The site maps are posted on the website.

Make sure you practice the newly designed Mountain Bike Course this year.

Thanks Team Bums for your work and continued support!

Interested in volunteering? Contact Barbara Dixon at 401-762-0250, ext 5503 or


Check out the Greenway Challenge Facebook page and web site for the latest information.



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The success of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor has always been due, in large part, to public support and active participation by the people and communities of the Blackstone Valley.
People like you!

For more than 25 years, the people of the valley have shared in rediscovering their roots, their heritage and their common identity. They have supported the Corridor by speaking or writing to their elected officials, by showing up at public events, and by participating in numerous projects and programs.

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc.
The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a unique cultural landscape of industrial history and immigration in the interconnected system of the Blackstone River watershed. An energetic nonprofit, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities and businesses, and residents to insure the long term vitality of the Corridor.