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Guided Walk- Mill River Dam Restoration Project, Taunton

Note this event was previously scheduled for July 15th, but has been rescheduled to October 21st. Beth Lambert, Director of the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, will lead a walk and discussion through this restored area. Described as one of the more ambitious aquatic-connectivity projects in Massachusetts history, learn how the removal of three obsolete dams (Whittenton Mill, West Britannia, and Hopewell Mills) and the construction of a fish ladder at Lake Sabbatia led to the opening of over 35 miles of mainstem and tributary spawning habitat to many fish species, while addressing public safety, climate adaptation and resilience to…

Sowams Area Heritage Project

  Join us, along with the Old Colony History Museum, to learn about current efforts to establish a Sowams Heritage Area in East Bay Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. Project Coordinator David Weed will share the area's significance, including over fifty locations revealing the early history of Massasoit’s tribe, the locations where the King Philip War began and ended, and how the English nearly exterminated the native people who had lived in the area for over 10,000 years. Free and open to the public Location: Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green, Taunton Refreshments will be served at 5:3oPM, presentation…