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Museum of Work & Culture to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Casa Vallarta

What: A Moveable Feast: Cinco de Mayo Festivities at Casa Vallarta

When: Sunday, May 7, 2pm

Where: Casa Vallarta (2022 Mendon Rd., Cumberland)

Admission: $25 at http://www.shopmowc.com/item/moveable-feast-cico-de-mayo-festivities

The public is invited to join the Museum of Work & Culture on Sunday, May 7, 2pm, for a celebration of Cinco de Mayo with an afternoon of Mexican food and history at Casa Vallarta.

Festivities will include a presentation on the history of Cinco de Mayo by local Civil War reenactor and historian Paul Bourget. Bourget will explore the ramifications of the Mexican victory over French troops at the Battle of Puebla, and what it meant for the survival of the Union.

The menu will feature quesadillas, nachos, taquitos, chips & guacamole, and a complimentary margarita or beer.

All proceeds will benefit the Mill Project, a new digital exhibit currently under development at the Museum of Work & Culture.

Tickets for the event are $25 and are available for purchase at the MoWC or online at http://www.shopmowc.com/. For more information, please contact the MoWC at (401) 769-9675.

A Moveable Feast is a series of bi-monthly programs celebrating holidays throughout the year with food, entertainment, and a history lesson at restaurants in Northern Rhode Island. It is presented as part of the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Relishing Rhode Island, a yearlong look at the state’s rich and diverse culinary history.

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