Lecture will explore War of 1812’s impact on the Blackstone Valley

Lecture will explore War of 1812’s impact on the Blackstone Valley

LINCOLN – There will be a presentation on “The War of 1812 and the Development of the Blackstone Valley” at the Blackstone Valley Historical Society’s North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike, in the upstairs hall, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.

While no battles were fought in this area, the War of 1812 played a major role in the Blackstone Valley’s industrialization, creating the demand for the textile industry, which blossomed locally. Speaker Kevin Klyberg, the Blackstone Valley Historical Society’s Christine Nowak Memorial Lecturer for 2018, will follow the creation of the textile mills, leading the way to the United States becoming a manufacturing powerhouse.

Guests are invited to the attend the Blackstone Valley Historical Society’s annual meeting, which precedes the lecture at 1:30 p.m., in the downstairs hall.

All programs are free, with donations gratefully accepted. Anyone interested is invited to join the organization.