Apr 10, 2014

North Smithfield

Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village

Category: News Room
Posted by: Craig

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Residents in North Smithfield and throughout the country need to be aware of the significant history that exists in the area. The Slatersville section of the Town has the distinction of being America’s First Planned Mill Village. To keep the history alive, filmmaker Christian de Rezendes is creating a film about historic Slatersville. The film will serve as an educational tool, as well as a permanent memorialization to those who shaped the industrial revolution. “This film production is a partnership that will live on long after we are gone, to depict the history of our great town “stated Administrator Paulette Hamilton.

 The village of North Smithfield is in the process of being designated as part of National Park. Rezendes is releasing a preview of Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village as a fundraising effort, to help fund the film.

 Watch this intriguing preview at All contributions are appreciated.