The Samuel Slater Experience is a new museum in Webster focusing on the life and work of Samuel Slater, often referred to as the Father of the American Industrial Revolution. In his day, mill manufacturing was considered a state secret by the British, who enacted laws against exporting manufacturing equipment or their designs. Slater memorized as much as he could, brought it to the United States, and kicked off the manufacturing revolution that has since defined the history of our Blackstone River Valley and, by proxy, the rest of the nation.
The museum itself is a fun, interactive, informative experience that is well worth the hop and skip over to Webster. You can learn about the exhibits here!
The museum director has generously given our Library a free pass that is good for up to two adults and two children per visit! It is available at our circulation desk on a first come, first served basis.