Thank you for a great 2-day learning experience about Samuel Slater. I learned a lot about how we went from an agricultural society to an industrial society, all because of Samuel Slater. Samuel Slater cam from England secretly on a boat to share machinery information with the US because England was saturdated. After his 7 year apprenticeship with Jedediah Strutt, 21 year old Samuel Slater leaned alot...
Note from an elementary school student after their field trip to Slater Mill! Thank you for a great two day learning experience about Sam Slater. I learned that in the olden days mill workers worked hard. It must have been hard working in a mill for twelve hours a day. I learned that Slater was the Father of Industrial Revolution. I had a ton of fun working in the mill. MY favorite part was either the movie or when we worked in the mill. Hopefully I can come back again with my family. —
Thank you note from an elementary school student after their field trip to Slater Mill. Thank you for a great two day learning experience of Sam Slater. I never wanted to learn about American History until I learned about Sam Slater. Now I know how we got machines instead of hands doing all the work. I'll try to come back with my fmaily and teach them about Sam Slater
Thank you note from an elementary school student after his trip to Slater Mill! Thank you so much for the field trip and visit here! The mills were fun going through--there was SO much awesome things! I thought Slater Mill was small from the outside, but I guess not. I liked the machine that makes those Slater Mill shirts most. It was a GREAT field trip. I hope you see you guys soon!
Thank you note from an elementary school student after his trip to Slater Mill "I thank you for a great experience about many people who started the industrial revolution in America. Working at the Wilkinson Mill was something I will remember throughout my life. I twas something we never done before. I loved it so much that I will definitely be back this summer with my family and I hope you are all there. Hopefully the water wheel will be spinning"
Our map under construction. Our newly renovated map will be unveiled when the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center reopens in a few weeks: http://www.valleybreeze.com/2012/04/03/pawtucket/with-agreements-in-place-visitor-center-expected-to-reopen-shortly
Quilt by Sarah Bruce from our gallery Come to our Opening Exhibition for Sarah Bruce's work tomorrow night at 5:30 at the Blackstone Visitor's Center across from Slater Mill at 175 Main St, Pawtucket, RI. More info and RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/219096438198469/
Great video of Donald Gerola talking about his "Weaving the Blackstone" installation at Slater Mill
Video of the making-of Donald Gerola's beautiful "Weaving the Blackstone" installation now at Slater Mill!
In 1824, textile bosses attempted to reduce wages and increase work hours. Approximately 500 textile workers protested by going on strike, which shut down textile mills in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for a week. The strike, largely led by female workers, resulted in employers rescinding the wage cut and change to work hours.
Slater Mill historic site viewed from across the Blackstone River