I've officially embarked on my mill project. What is that, you ask? Well, right now it's an attempt to gain access to and photograph as many of the mills in the Pawtuxet River Valley as possible. Mills were such a huge part of Rhode Island's past, and their "modern history" is just as interesting, if not quite so influential. If I get the grant funding I applied for, the project may expand. :-)
I say that I've officially started because yesterday I was able to get inside the Hope Mill, which they're just starting to prep for conversion to apartments, and take photographs. I even had a photo buddy volunteer to come along - Nicole Gesmondi, a very talented photographer whose website you should check out!
Today I'm off to the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society to learn more about the mills of the Pawtuxet Valley.
I'll leave you with this preview of coming attractions: