One Square Mile Burrillville: Take A Walk Through Harrisville's History

Oct 27, 2015

Betty Mencucci, president of the Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society, in front of the dam on the Clear River. Mencucci leads a historic walking tour of downtown Harrisville, highlighting the impact of textile mills, their owners, and workers on the village.
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

This week, we’re bringing you stories from Rhode Island’s picturesque Northwest. They’re part of our series One Square Mile: Burrillville.

We've put together an audio walking tour of one of Burrillville’s most historic villages, Harrisville. Here's an excerpt. Your guide is Betty Mencucci, president of the Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society.

Rhode Island Public Radio’s historic audio walking tour of Harrisville, plus a map and photos of each stop on the tour, are available for download here.