Loading Events

Museum of Work & Culture New Exhibits Reception

The Museum of Work & Culture, a division of the Rhode Island Historical Society, invites the public to a reception celebrating its current exhibitions, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 and “This Kind of Love, Our Love”: Latino Stories in the Blackstone Valley, 1960s-Today. Attendance is free, and refreshments will be served.

About the Exhibitions

Facing labor shortages on the home front during World War II, the United States initiated a series of agreements with Mexico to recruit guest workers for American farms and railroads. The Emergency Farm Labor Program, more familiarly known as the Bracero Program, enabled approximately 2 million Mexicans to enter the United States. Also on display will be brand-new panels that present the history of Rhode Island’s own Braceros. Complimenting the Smithsonian poster exhibit, the Museum, in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts, will present “This Kind of Love, Our Love: Latino Stories in the Blackstone Valley, 1960s-Today.” “This Kind of Love” continues the themes of “Bittersweet Harvest” locally, presenting the history of Latino settlement and community-building over the past half-century in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley region, from Central Falls to Woonsocket.

“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964” was organized by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the SITES, and received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, through the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities, and Arts Recovery Grant (RI CHARG) program. This program was made possible thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, via funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.


Jul 6, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:
, , ,


Museum of Work & Culture
View Organizer Website


Museum of Work & Culture
42 S Main St
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
+ Google Map
More Upcoming Events
Donor Privacy Policy

The Rhode Island Historical Society’s Commitment to Our Donors

We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity. We will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by RIHS on any platform by any means, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations may be processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Website and digital strategy by nabec partners