Mills Along The Blackstone Valley
Interactives that show the dramatic impact mills had on Woonsocket, Rhode Island
For a century, the mills of Woonsocket, along the Blackstone River, manufactured everything from worsted wool, glass ornaments, to rubber tanks. The design challenge was to capture the stories of the people who worked at the mills and show how the landscape of Woonsocket changed over time as more and more mills vied for a place along the Blackstone River. This had to take place within an existing 600 sf gallery. Our research was conducted with a working group of RI Historical staff, volunteers, and the Museum Foundation. The study confirmed the project objectives and identified resources that were used in the final product.