The Museum of Work & Culture, a division of the Rhode Island Historical Society, continues the celebration of its 25th … Continue reading Salute to Spring ~ Bonjour Printemps
Valley Talks, a series of biweekly historical lectures, will take place on alternating Sundays, 1:30pm, at the Museum of Work & Culture. Free with limited seating.
The Rhode Island Historical Society invites the community to visit the Museum of Work & Culture on Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-5pm, for the organization’s annual Holiday Open House, offered as part of Woonsocket’s Main Street Holiday Stroll. The day will feature a variety of holiday-themed activities for adults and families alik
On September 21, explore the limits of your senses at Dining in the Dark, a culinary experience to benefit accessibility at the RIHS’s Museum of Work & Culture and John Brown House Museum.
Free Admission at John Brown House to Include Kids Book Event; MoWC Also Free The Rhode Island Historical Society, a … Continue reading RIHS Joins Smithsonian Magazine for 14th Annual Museum Day
“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 RIHS’s 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 curricula – and, of course, our collections.”
The Museum of Work & Culture will launch its slate of summer SensAbilities programs on Monday, July 9. Made-to-Order Mondays … Continue reading Museum of Work & Culture Announces Summer SensAbilities Program
Beginning Saturday, June 2, the Museum of Work & Culture will be offering walking tours of historic Woonsocket each Saturday at 10am through August 25.
Historian Presents Free Talk on New Book Exploring American Progressivism and the Coming of the New Deal
On Sunday, April 15 at 1:30pm the Museum of Work & Culture will welcome historian Robert Chiles for a free … Continue reading Historian Presents Free Talk on New Book Exploring American Progressivism and the Coming of the New Deal
In honor of April’s Autism Awareness Month, the Museum of Work & Culture has announced a special expansion of its SensAbilities series for individuals on the autism spectrum and others facing sensory challenges.
The public and press are invited to join the League of Francophone Organizations of Rhode Island on Thursday, March 22, at the Rhode Island State House as they gather with state and Francophone leaders to raise the Francophonie Flag and celebrate French language and culture in Rhode Island.
The Museum of Work & Culture will host “Through Our Eyes,” an exhibit by the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART). All of the work on display was created by artists with autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions and will be exhibited through April 30 as part of the MoWC’s events planned for Autism Awareness Month. The show is curated by Hartford, Conn.-based artist Matthew Best.
The Museum of Work & Culture will offer the final installment of its 2018 Valley Talks, a series of free lectures, on Sunday, March 11, at 1:30pm.
The Museum of Work & Culture invites the public to an upcoming event that will help curate the 2018 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival. Ciné Québec, an evening of Québecois films in celebration of the month of Francophonie, takes place Thursday, March 8, at the MoWC. The evening will begin at 6pm with a wine and cheese reception in the MoWC gallery.
Beginning Saturday, March 3, the Museum of Work & Culture will host Cinema Saturdays, a weekly presentation of a French-language film produced in Québec. All films will be screened at 1:30pm and are subtitled in English. The films are included with the price of museum admission, purchased at the door ($8/adults, $6/students and seniors, free/children under 10).
The Museum of Work & Culture will offer the next installment of its free Valley Talks series on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1:30pm, when writer and professor Cedric de Leon presents a talk based on his book The Origins of Right to Work: Antilabor Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Chicago, which explores the creation of right-to-work laws.
The Museum of Work & Culture will offer the third installment of its free Valley Talks series on Sunday, February 11, at 1:30pm, when documentary filmmaker Joseph Lyons will screen Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution: The Rise and Fall of an Empire.
Beginning January 14, the Museum of Work & Culture will host Valley Talks, a series of biweekly historical lectures. All talks are free and take place at 1:30pm at the Museum of Work & Culture.
December 2 Event Features Chocolate Talk, Sing-A-Long, North Pole Postman, Cookie Decorating, Santa’s Elves, and More
The Museum of Work & Culture will once again celebrate Blackstone Valley’s American Girl, Grace Thomas, whose passions include French, baking, and her bulldog Bonbon on October 21.
John Brown House Museum in Providence and Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket Will Offer Free Admission, Tours on September 23
On Monday, September 4, the Museum of Work & Culture – along with Rhode Island PBS – will welcome Julia, a new friend from Sesame Street! A sweet and curious four-year-old girl with autism, Julia made her onscreen debut in April.
The event will take place during the MoWC’s free annual Labor Day Open House, which kicks off the MoWC’s 20th anniversary celebration.
You’re invited to join the Museum of Work & Culture on Saturday, September 9, 6pm, for a celebration of Oktoberfest with an evening of German food, music, dancing, and history at the German American Cultural Society of Rhode Island.
The Museum of Work & Culture will be the canvas for a temporary art installation by Riverzedge Arts and The Tape Art Crew, a group of public artists who create large scale murals with colored tape.
The Museum of Work & Culture will host a Rhode Island International Film Festival event on Thursday, August 10, 7pm. The MoWC will screen a collection of new and dynamic films by French-language filmmakers, including:
The Museum of Work & Culture has announced an expansion of its SensAbilities series for individuals on the autism spectrum and others facing sensory challenges.
Made-to-Order Mondays will provide free admission for families, day programs, and aides who wish to experience the MoWC in a low sensory, less crowded environment. Sensory elements such as lighting and sound are adjusted, and trained staff and volunteers are on hand to provide supplementary tools and offer tours to visitors who have children with special needs.
The Museum of Work & Culture will be offering free film screenings of Quebecois films, on Saturday, June 24, in honor of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Québec’s National Holiday.
The Museum of Work & Culture (42 S. Main St., Woonsocket) is proud to present Thunder & Steam: History Reimagined, a Steampunk fine art exhibit organized by Harsh Reality Ltd.
Free Talk With Authors Martin and Stone in Conjunction With Food Truck Friday
On Wednesday, May 31, 5pm, the Museum of Work & Culture will welcome Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Superintendent of Woonsocket Schools Dr. Patrick McGee to an open house celebrating the gallery exhibit “Woonsocket Proud: Woonsocket 5th Graders’ Reflections on Pride.”
Museum of Work & Culture announces expansion of SensAbilities program
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.
The Museum of Work & Culture’s 18th annual Salute to Spring/Bonjour Printemps event will take place on Sunday, March 26, at 1:30pm, and will celebrate French-Canadian culture.
The Museum of Work & Culture will host Through Our Eyes, an exhibit by the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART).
Join the Museum of Work & Culture on March 9 for Ciné Québec, an evening of Québecois films in celebration of the month of Francophonie.
Beginning Saturday, March 4, the Museum of Work & Culture will host Cinema Saturdays, a weekly presentation of a French-language film produced in Québec. All films will be screened at 1:30pm and are subtitled in English. The films are included with the price of museum admission, purchased at the door ($8/adults, $6/students & seniors, free/children under 10).
You’re invited to join the Museum of Work & Culture as it celebrates Chinese New Year by recognizing Rhode Island institution Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining’s legacy of jazz with its premiere “Moveable Feast” event.
The Museum of Work & Culture will offer the final installment of its free Valley Talks series on Sunday, March 19, at 1:30pm.
Our upcoming open houses, walks, and more will have you feeling as festive as ever this season!
Cocteau’s Shadow: A Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Film Festival Event
Join the Museum of Work & Culture as we welcome “Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island,” a groundbreaking exhibit on the 250 years of history of the church’s formation and function as the community’s moral compass, town hall, and promoter of artists, thinkers, and doers.
To celebrate this annual recognition of the people whose work and sacrifices made our futures possible, the MoWC will be registering individuals in the Mill Memory Bank, our recently launched digital registry of former mill workers.
The Rhode Island Historical Society will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
What Cheer Wednesdays will bring you behind the scenes with free museum admission and pop-up programming. It’s a series featuring rotating weekly offerings – as well as chats with curators, docents, and educational staff – all intended to give visitors a unique look at a day in the life of our museums.
The exhibit traces the history of human service organizations in the city, including the name changes, mergers, and community partnerships that have led to the formation of the agency as it exists today. Displayed artifacts include photographs, daily log books, expenditure ledgers, and board manager journals dating from the organization’s founding in 1891.
Featuring the Debut of the Mill Workers’ Memory Bank When: Monday, September 5 Where: The Museum of Work … Continue reading Museum of Work & Culture Labor Day Open House
The Museum of Work & Culture is excited to once again celebrate the birthday of the Blackstone Valley’s American Girl, Grace Thomas, whose passions include French, baking, and her bulldog Bonbon.
The Museum of Work & Culture will be hosting the Rhode Island International Film Festival event Ciné Francophone on Thursday, August 11, 7pm. The MoWC will screen a collection of new and dynamic films by French language filmmakers.
Learn about the relationship between the Blackstone River and Woonsocket’s industrial development on a historic walking tour of the city.
The Museum of Work & Culture will be offering free film screenings of Un rêve americain on Friday, June 24, in honor of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Québec’s National Holiday.
The combined efforts of Representatives Michael A. Morin, Stephen M. Casey and Robert D. Phillips, as well as Senators Marc A. Cote and Roger Picard, have helped to provide funding for Woonsocket fifth-graders to visit the Museum of Work & Culture free of charge.
Once again, the Museum of Work & Culture is partnering with several Francophone & Francophile organizations including the Québec Delegation Boston, the Canadian Consulate in New England, Alliance Française de Providence, the American Association of Teachers of French, the French American School of Rhode Island, the American French Genealogical Society, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival, to offer a slate of French-inspired programming.
Held during Women’s History Month, this special edition of the Smithsonian’s signature Museum Day Live! event will encourage all people – and particularly women and girls of color – to explore their nation’s museums, cultural institutions, zoos, aquariums, parks, and libraries, which will offer free admission for the day.
As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the RIHS is thrilled to take part in Museum Day Live!, and we’ll be offering free admission at the John Brown House Museum and the Museum of Work & Culture on Saturday, March 12.
Baseball historian Greg Rubano will present on his upcoming book, Under the Shadow of Ty Cobb: The Life and Times of Napoleon Lajoie, recounting the meteoric rise of Woonsocket native Nap Lajoie. The presentation will highlight Lajoie’s Horatio Alger rise from the mills to national idolatry as a baseball hero. In addition to chronicling Lajoie’s incredible exploits on the field, Rubano will tell the tales of the game, including Lajoie’s own stories and those of fellow players who played the game as it will never be played again.
Writer and historical reenactor Paul Bourget will examine the Sentinelle Affair, the local underground movement to preserve French Canadian culture that led to the excommunication of 61 congregants. The Movement Sentinelliste, one of the most divisive periods in Woonsocket’s history, caused battle lines to be drawn among French-Canadians in St. Ann’s Parish and throughout New England. Bourget will discuss the roots of the movement, its impact on the city, and the long-term ramifications of the members’ actions.
Writer and filmmaker Rick Beyer will examine the local roots of the WWII deception unit known as the Ghost Army, and discuss his ongoing efforts to uncover this astonishing story. The Pentagon kept it under wraps for more than 40 years after World War II, and it remains little known today.
Historian & former Rhode Island Historical Society Director Albert Klyberg (pictured) will explore the origins and accomplishments of the Civilian Conservation Corps, which employed more than 10,000 young men in Rhode Island from 1932 to 1941. The CCC, a branch of FDR’s New Deal, tasked these individuals with conserving natural resources on government land, including seven Rhode Island-based camps focused on forestry projects and state parks.
The Museum of Work & Culture is proud to announce that it will be extending its hours of operation one … Continue reading Expansion of All-Ability Program at the Museum of Work & Culture