2012 Breakers StairsHoliday Open House

December 5, 2015 at 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI

Celebrate the holiday season with a fun and festive afternoon at the Aldrich House!

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, we’re thrilled to welcome Mary Savig, curator of manuscripts at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and author of Handmade Holiday Cards From 20th-Century Artists, for a presentation on historic handmade holiday cards as part of our annual Holiday Open House.

The Aldrich House will be open from 2 to 5pm for the Holiday Open House, with free admission. Select gift shop items will be on sale with a 20% discount.

Savig’s talk is scheduled for 3:30pm. Book sales and a signing will follow.

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Throughout the afternoon, while enjoying hot cocoa, homemade cookies, and other holiday treats, visitors can create their own holiday cards, following examples from the RIHS collections on exhibit at the Aldrich House for this event only.

In addition, starting at 2pm, VoX (Voices of Christmas) will perform holiday favorites and discuss the history behind the carols.


Holiday Stroll ImageHoliday Stroll

December 12, 2015 at 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI

Visit the Museum of Work & Culture this holiday season during Woonsocket’s 7th Annual Holiday Stroll. It will be your last opportunity to see Perspectives of the Blackstone Valley, a collection of paintings by local artist Chuck Noel. Meet the artist and see the Museum decked out in its holiday finest. Also as a gift from RIHS to you, enjoy free admission to the Museum of Work & Culture November 28th, December 26th, and January 2nd.

JDK_8606_1_lowres (1)Holiday Hours + Free Admission

As a holiday gift to our patrons and supporters, free admission will be offered at our museums on these dates around Christmas and New Year’s (closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day):

John Brown House (52 Power St., Providence):

  • December 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • January 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Museum of Work & Culture (42 S. Main St., Woonsocket):

  • December 26, 1-4 p.m.
  • January 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For questions on any of these holiday programs, email programs@rihs.org.

Happy Holidays from RIHS! 

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