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RIHS Recognizes Teachers With Week of Free Admission, Programs

What: RIHS Teacher Appreciation Week

When: Monday, Aug. 13, through Sunday, Aug. 19

Where: John Brown House (52 Power St., Providence), Robinson Research Center (121 Hope St., Providence), Museum of Work & Culture (42 S. Main St., Woonsocket), Aldrich House (110 Benevolent St., Providence)

The Rhode Island Historical Society will once again welcome educators and their families for the organization’s Teacher Appreciation Week, taking place this year from August 13 through August 19 at its sites in Providence and Woonsocket.

Teachers who join the RIHS at any level from August 13 through August 19 receive a 25% discount on their membership. Please use promo code TEACHHISTORY18!

“Teacher Appreciation Week is all about thanking teachers for their dedication, and showing them how dedicated we are to them,” said Geralyn Ducady, Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs. “This is an opportunity to learn how the RIHS can help educators through the wonderful resources we have available, from free field trips to free digital textbooks to free lesson plans – and, of course, our collections. Staff will be on hand to answer questions during the week’s tours and events.”

The following is the schedule for RIHS Teacher Appreciation Week 2018:

Monday, August 13

  • “Benefit Street: A Mile of History” walking tour, leaving from the John Brown House Museum at 10am, free for teachers and their families (up to four people) who book in advance by emailing Goff Center for Education and Public Programs Assistant Director Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@rihs.org

Tuesday, August 14

  • The Museum of Work & Culture’s daylong celebration for teachers and their families features free admission with a 10am Woonsocket walking tour, a 11am museum tour, a 12:30 sampling of French Canadian lunch item (offered during field trips), and a 1pm hands-on activity
  • Free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people) at the John Brown House Museum, open from 1 to 4pm
  • “Benefit Street: A Mile of History” walking tour, leaving from the John Brown House Museum at 10am, free for teachers and their families (up to four people) who book in advance by emailing Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@rihs.org

Wednesday, August 15

  • Free talk and workshop at the Museum of Work & Culture with Director Anne Conway and Assistant Director Sarah Carr on all ability programs, 9:30am (RSVP suggested)
  • Free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people) at the John Brown House Museum, open from 1 to 4pm
  • Free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people) at the Museum of Work & Culture, open from 9:30am to 4pm

Thursday, August 16

  • A discussion of National History Day led by State Coordinator Rick Ring, Deputy Executive Director for Collections and Interpretation, at the Aldrich House from 9 to 11am with New Harvest Coffee and Seven Stars Bakery pastries, where attendees may purchase RIHS tote bags at a discount (or bring their own) and fill them with a selection of free publications (please RSVP by emailing rring@rihs.org)
  • Free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people) at the John Brown House Museum, open from 1 to 4pm; free guided tours at 1:30 and 3:00pm
  • Free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people) at the Museum of Work & Culture, open from 9:30am to 4pm
  • “Benefit Street: A Mile of History” walking tour, leaving from the John Brown House Museum at 10am, free for teachers and their families (up to four people) who book in advance by emailing Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@rihs.org
  • Free admission to the Robinson Research Center for out-of-state teachers (the RRC is always free for Rhode Islanders), and tours of the RRC

Friday, August 17

  • Free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people) at the John Brown House Museum, open from 10am to 4pm
  • Free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people) at the Museum of Work & Culture, open from 9:30am to 4pm
  • “Benefit Street: A Mile of History” walking tour, leaving from the John Brown House Museum at 10am, free for teachers and their families (up to four people) who book in advance by emailing Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@rihs.org

Saturday, August 18

  • “Benefit Street: A Mile of History” walking tour, leaving from the John Brown House Museum at 10am, free for teachers and their families (up to four people) who book in advance by emailing Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@rihs.org
  • Free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people) at the John Brown House Museum, open from 10am to 4pm
  • Free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people) at the Museum of Work & Culture, open from 10am to 4pm

Sunday, August 19

  • Free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people) at the Museum of Work & Culture, open from 1 to 4pm
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