MoWC Events & Exhibits




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. Tours are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Children under 10 are free with a paid adult admission. All participants will also receive complimentary admission to the Museum.

Groups are limited to 15. Pre-registration is suggested. Reservations can be made by calling the Museum at (401) 769-9675.


Throughout 2017 the Museum will be celebrating holidays with history, food, and entertainment. Funds raised from each event will go toward the Mill Project, a new digital exhibit currently under development at the Museum.

Saturday, September 9 — Oktoberfest

Join us for schnitzel, beer, and dance at the German American Cultural Center. Details and tickets forthcoming.

Sunday, December 10 — Holiday Historic House Tour

Explore Woonsocket’s historic homes decorated in their holiday finest. Details and ticket information forthcoming.



This October the Museum is turning twenty! Throughout the fall we will be offering a series of programs aimed at thanking the community and celebrating our place in it!

Monday, September 4, 9:30am — Labor Day Open House [FREE]

Help the Museum kick-off its 20th anniversary celebration at our annual open house, featuring a new retrospective exhibit and other surprises!

Saturday, September 23, 10am — Museum Day Live [FREE]

Find out how the French language has evolved in Woonsocket with Blackstone Valley Writer in Residence Rebecca Greenwald.

Saturday, November 4, 7pm — Museum’s 20th Anniversary Gala

Celebrate 20 years of the Museum and be among the first to see our new permanent digital exhibit. Details and ticket information forthcoming.



While all of our programs are family friendly, we are happy to offer some programs with a special emphasis on children and families!

Saturday, October 20 — American Girl Baking Class

Bring your favorite doll and join Wright’s Dairy in creating some delicious treats. Details and ticket information forthcoming.

Saturday, December 2 — Holiday Open House [FREE]

Make merry in Santa’s Workshop by building toys, decorating cookies, writing to Santa and more!



Thunder & Steam: History Reimagined 

June 13 – July 29

The Museum of Work & Culture is proud to present Thunder & Steam: History Reimagined, a Steampunk fine art exhibit organized by Harsh Reality Ltd. The exhibit includes 40 works by 14 artists, including pen & ink, illustration, oil and acrylic paintings, sculpture, and mixed media.