This year, the Old Slater Mill Association is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement with the goal to encourage people to do good. Please consider making a donation Tuesday, December 3rd to help support our mission to preserve and steward the Slater Mill National Historic Landmark for the benefit of all.
In 1921, a group of visionary business leaders with ties to the textile industry convened to form the Old Slater Mill Association (OSMA), to prevent the mill's demolition and to preserve the physical presence of the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.
In the 1950s, OSMA opened a museum of industrial history at Slater Mill, and by the 1970s, the U.S. Department of the Interior recognized the campus, including its three historic structures and mill race, as a National Historic Landmark District.
Nearly 100 years later, OSMA continues to fulfill and further this mission, and serves as an educational anchor and community champion in the Blackstone River Valley and statewide.
In December 2014, Congress passed the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act, identifying the Old Slater Mill National Historic District as a contributing element within the park boundary.
Slater Mill is currently visited by 10,000 school children each year, and 25,000 additional adult and family visitors who come for tours, events, festivals, to make research inquiries, and to experience a physical connection with American history.
This #GivingTuesday, please help celebrate innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit with the Old Slater Mill Association!
Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark (View)
Pawtucket, RI 02860
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