Woonsocket

BAS-RELIEF OF SAMUEL FOSS
On facade of building at 75 Main Street. Foss, father of Woonsocket journalism, served as trustee of Woonsocket Public Library, 275 Clinton Street, where his portrait now hangs.

BLACKSTONE RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR (H)
One Depot Square. Information is available here about activities and sites in the Blackstone River Valley which runs from Worcester to Providence. Discover opportunities for walking through mill villages, exploring canal towpaths, canoeing and visiting historic sites that illustrate the valley as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. NPS Rangers are available, with advance reservations to welcome and/or assist tours on exploring the many sites located within the Heritage Corridor. OPEN: Mon-Fri, 8-5 p.m. 762-0440.

CITY HALL (NR) (H)
169 Main Street. Originally founded as the Harris Institute by Edward Harris, a prominent wool manufacturer. Abraham Lincoln spoke here, 1860, in his first presidential campaign. OPEN: Mon-Fri, 8:30-4 p.m. 762-6400.

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL. (H)
224 Prospect Street. Features a hand-blown chandelier from Milan, Italy. Stained glass windows produced by an understudy of Marc Chagall. Group tours arranged. OPEN: Mon-Thu, 1-5 p.m.; Fri, 12-3:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun mornings. 762-3651.

MALLET LIBRARY OF UNION SAINT-JEAN-BAPISTE (H)
68 Cumberland Street, Plaza Center. In the Plaza Center Building. Out-of-print French language newspapers on microfilm. French-Canadian family histories. Research facility of the Franco-Americans in New England. OPEN: Mon-Fri, 8-4:30 p.m. 800-225-USJB.

RIVER ISLAND PARK
Located off Bernon Street, adjacent to Woonsocket's Market Square. River Island Park offers an attractive environment in which to appreciate Woonsocket's unique combination of urban atmosphere and natural beauty. Within steps of the City's Main Street, Allen Street and Island Place Historic Districts, visitors may enjoy peaceful strolls, savor views from the scenic overlook, or launch canoes to more closely experience the power and majesty of the Blackstone River. OPEN: Dawn to Dusk. 762-6400 Ext. 105.

WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL STATE PARK (H)
Social Street. Site of annual Autumnfest and many summer events.