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Samuel Slater Museum in Webster

Who is Samuel Slater?


Two hundred years ago, everyone in Webster knew the name Samuel Slater. He had just sited the country’s very first woolen mill here, after establishing the American cotton spinning industry in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Slater’s textile business pioneering ventures earned him the name “Father of the Industrial Revolution.”

The young Englishman learned the mechanics of cotton spinning machines as an apprentice, and... Read More

Call for grant applications: Janet Malser Humanities Trust

Deadline is April 1

The JMHT is accepting applications for the 2017 grant
cycle. Ms. Malser set up the charitable Trust in order to
support the arts & humanities, community service &
conservation in the towns of Dudley, Oxford, and Webster,
MA. Applicants must be non-profit.

For an application and instructions go to:

March 24, 2017 Blackstone Valley North

Mar. 10, 2017 Blackstone Valley South