On Tuesday, July 18, 5:30pm, at the Aldrich House (110 Benevolent St.), the Rhode Island Historical Society will host Dr. Lorén Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum, to speak about indigenous peoples and the issue of food sovereignty. This event is presented as part of Relishing Rhode Island, the RIHS’s 2017 programming theme, as well as the statewide initiative A La Rhody.
The Museum of Work & Culture has announced an expansion of its SensAbilities series for individuals on the autism spectrum and others facing sensory challenges.
Made-to-Order Mondays will provide free admission for families, day programs, and aides who wish to experience the MoWC in a low sensory, less crowded environment. Sensory elements such as lighting and sound are adjusted, and trained staff and volunteers are on hand to provide supplementary tools and offer tours to visitors who have children with special needs.
One of the Rhode Island Historical Society’s most requested private walking tours will welcome a wider audience for one day only on Saturday, June 24, 11am, starting at the John Brown House Museum.
During the 18th-, 19th-, and into the early 20th centuries, two trades that were almost the exclusive territory of free African heritage people were that of barber and caterer, both of which could be very lucrative professions.
The Museum of Work & Culture will be offering free film screenings of Quebecois films, on Saturday, June 24, in honor of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Québec’s National Holiday.
The Museum of Work & Culture (42 S. Main St., Woonsocket) is proud to present Thunder & Steam: History Reimagined, a Steampunk fine art exhibit organized by Harsh Reality Ltd.
How did philanthropy become such an intrinsic part of the American ethos? In Grappling With Legacy: Rhode Island’s Brown Family and the American Philanthropic Impulse, Sylvia Brown has delved into one of the country’s largest family archives to understand what fuels a multigenerational compulsion to giving.
This new tour, taking place Tuesday, June 13, 5:30pm, will look at the intersection of downtown Providence’s vibrant restaurant scene and the city’s engaging history of preservation. Presented as part of the RIHS’s 2017 programming theme, “Relishing Rhode Island,” as well as the statewide A La Rhody initiative.
Beginning Saturday, June 3, the Museum of Work & Culture will be offering walking tours of historic Woonsocket each Saturday at 1pm. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river.