Woonsocket Historical Society Announces a Series of Upcoming Walking Tours of Main Street

 

The Woonsocket Historical Society is pleased to announce a series of upcoming walking tours of the Main Street area. Bob Bellerose, local historian, will conduct the first tour on Saturday, September 17 at 10:00 am. Subsequent tours will be held on October 15 and November 19 at 10:00 am. 

 

The tour will meet at the front of the Museum of Work & Culture.  Bob will walk you to the Woonsocket Falls, pointing out the trench system that brought water to the mills on Main Street, continue along Main Street highlighting the different buildings and architecture.  The tour continues on the Court Street Bridge, parts of Front and Bernon Streets before ending at the Woonsocket Historical Society. The historical society is located behind the Museum of Work & Culture.

 

The tour should last 1 ½ hours.  Please wear comfortable shoes.

 

This is a free tour.

 

Please join us in what will be an informative tour.

Please call 595-3062 with inquiries.

 

 

The Republican National Convention will culminate with a speech tonight from Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. It included the naming of JD Vance of Ohio as his running mate and a massive security presence throughout the Milwaukee area. The security perimeter is expected to be taken down overnight with most visiting the city headed out of town and back home.       Doubts are growing among prominent Democrats about President Biden's campaign. "The Washington Post" reports former President Obama told his allies Biden needs to "seriously consider the viability of his candidacy." The Post says Obama has been taking calls from worried Democrats. Meanwhile, "Axios" reports Biden may be persuaded by Democratic party leaders and close friends to drop out of the race by this weekend.       A meeting has reportedly taken place between the director of the Secret Service and former President Trump. FOX News reports the brief meeting took place last night at the Republican National Convention. It's not known yet what they spoke about. Director Kimberly Cheatle has faced intense scrutiny about the reported failures at Donald Trump's Pennsylvania rally where he was grazed by a would-be assassin's bullet.       President Biden today is announcing another round of student debt forgiveness. This time around, it's one-point-two-billion-dollars in relief for public sector workers like teachers, nurses and firefighters. Borrowers can qualify through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Meantime, Republicans are leading legal challenges to the administration's earlier debt forgiveness efforts.       Francis Ford Coppola, Bonnie Raitt and The Grateful Dead are among the honorees at this year's John F. Kennedy Center honors. The 47th annual Kennedy Center event will take place in December, and the sitting president traditionally attends. Other honorees will include jazz musician Arturo Sandoval.       The United States cruised to a big victory in their third contest of the USA Basketball Showcase. Team USA took down three-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic [[ yo-kitch ]] and Serbia 105-79 in an exhibition game in Abu Dhabi. The Americans are now 3-and-0 during their warmup tour for the Paris Olympics. Jokic posted 16 points and 11 boards for Serbia in the losing effort. Team USA will now square off against South Sudan on Saturday in London.