Blackstone River Valley
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Chain of Lights


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The Chain of Lights is an annual event usually held the first weekend of December in Grafton, Millbury, Sutton, Douglas and Uxbridge. Some are held on Saturday and others on Sunday while Chepachet, R.I. holds special events on Thursday evenings throughout December.

Check the Events Calendar as time draws near for these festive events held throughout the Blackstone Valley.


SPECIAL PLACES: Kelly House / Purgatory / Waters Farm / Manchaug / Willard Clock /    Asa Waters / Hassanamessit / Upton Chamber / Chestnut Mtg House / Quaker Mtg House /      St. Ann's Arts & Cultural Center / Firsts / Dorr Rebellion / Dragonboat Races /             Pascoag Riverwalk / Footsteps in History / Chestnut Meeting House /


But the Valley's history, attractions and recreational fun go much deeper than the American Industrial revolution. Its ancestors helped shaped the Nation.  Enjoy some of  these unique, yet authentic stories and characters of the past:

Shays Rebellion - Lydia Taft - Indian Burial Ground - Ironstone School - Roger Williams

Chestnut Meeting House - King Philip's War Mumma Dudley - Nipmucs

Vaillancourt Folk Art - Upton's Hidden Treasure - John Hazeltine

Bud Gurney & Dorothea Waters - Stanley Woolen Mill - Al Consigli

A Short Blackstone Canal History - Winter's Gift - Colonial Gardens

Elizabeth Buffum Chace - Maple Sugaring & Sugar House - Dairy Farms

The Ghost of Tarkiln - Gun Making in the Valley - Not Just About Casinos

NATURE Articles: Gray Fox   Lost Grandeur   Hibernation   Birding    ACEC   Land Trusts

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