The Museum of Work & Culture, a division of the Rhode Island Historical Society, continues the celebration of its 25th anniversary at its annual Salute to Spring ~ Bonjour Printemps event on Sunday, April 3, at 1:30 p.m.
The program will welcome back popular Franco-American singer and songwriter Josée Vachon in concert. Ticket holders can sample poutine throughout the afternoon with Friskie Fries, Red’s, and Bonetown Burgers & BBQ’s food trucks on-site serving the French-Canadian dish of french fries, gravy and cheese curds. Pastries prepared by Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery will also be served.
The afternoon will also feature a performance by the Good Time Band, as well the presentation from independent scholar Jeanne Douillard, “Silent Presence – The French in New England,” in which she will take a fresh look at the complex, hidden story of her people in the Americas.
Guests will also have the opportunity to take part in creating a giant 25th anniversary card for the museum that will be on display in the museum’s gallery. The afternoon will conclude with the culmination of the museum’s annual raffle, with 30 gift certificates to area restaurants and entertainment venues, as well as the announcement of the winner of the 6th annual Poutine Indulgence.
Tickets are $25 with admission to Josée Vachon’s live performance, or $20 without the concert. Tickets can be purchased at www.shopmowc.com.
Salute to Spring is made possible in part by the event’s generous sponsors: the Consulate General of Canada in Boston, the Quebec Delegation in Boston, Fournier & Fournier Funeral Services, the Brickle Group, and Lepine Financial Advisors, Inc.; along with David Soucy, Wright’s Dairy Farm, and Bourget & Associates, Inc.; as well as Esten & Richard Insurance, Wealth Management Resources, the Rotary Club of Woonsocket, Mrs. Trudy Lamoureux, Friendly Home, Brule, Nault & Hainley, Attorneys at Law, and the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce.
Salute to Spring ~ Bonjour Printemps is a part of the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Bicentennial Celebrations, sponsored by Amica Insurance.