Woonsocket Historical Society 

42 South Main Street, Garden Level

Woonsocket, RI  02895


For Immediate Release

Contact:  Irene Blais 595-3062


September 6, 2019

The Woonsocket Historical Society, in conjunction with the GO! Program sponsored by the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor,  will be conducting a Precious Blood Cemetery walking tour on Sunday, Sept. 15.  The walk starts at 1:00 pm and will finish around 2:30.  


This is the 5th year the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor sponsors the GO! Program during the month of September.  All the events are free.  To check for other free events, please pick up a brochure.  They are available at all visitors' centers in the Blackstone Valley.  They are also available at the Museum of Work & Culture. 


Precious Blood Cemetery is located in Woonsocket, RI at the corner of Rathbun Street and Diamond Hill Road.  Please meet at the front gate and wear comfortable shoes.  




Irene Blais, Store Manager

Museum of Work & Culture

42 South Main Street

Woonsocket, RI  02895


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