Explore Manville’s roots at Sunday matinee at BVHS

Explore Manville’s roots at Sunday matinee at BVHS

LINCOLN – The Blackstone Valley Historical Society, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike, is offering a free, two-part Movie Matinee series on Sundays, Jan. 14 and 21.

Part 1 of “Senechonet to Manville: A Journey Through Time” will be shown at BVHS this Sunday, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Part 2 will be shown Jan. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The movie features historical commentary on the village of Manville, by Betty and Carlo Mencucci, and includes many photographs and other material collected by Roger Gladu. It covers the growth of Manville from colonial times, and ends with the spectacular disasters of the 20th century: the 1924 house gas explosion on Cumberland Hill, the 1920s textile strikes, the 1927 flood, the 1938 hurricane, and the flood and fire in 1955. Highlights include the stories of many Manville businesses through time, Manville in wartime, and more.

For more information, email bvhsri@gmail.com or call 401-862-4202. If needed, cancellations due to weather will appear on Facebook and in the local news media.