Woonsocket Fifth-Graders Reflect on Community Pride
When: Wednesday, June 15, 4-6pm (exhibit through June 23)
Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket
Admission: Free on June 15; exhibit in changing gallery on subsequent dates: Adults, $8; students & seniors, $6; children under 10, free with adult admission
Join the Museum of Work & Culture, Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, and Superintendent of Woonsocket Schools Dr. Patrick McGee at an open house on Wednesday, June 15, 4pm, as we celebrate the creative talents of Woonsocket’s fifth-graders.
Students, parents, teachers, and the community will gather in our changing gallery to view the latest exhibit, “Woonsocket Proud: Woonsocket Fifth-Graders’ Reflections on Pride” and to hear the announcement of our essay contest winners.
The exhibit & essay contest are part of the Museum’s “Woonsocket Proud” program, a civic pride initiative with Woonsocket native and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Napoleon Lajoie serving as an example of an individual who has stood as a point of pride for the city.
Students participating in the essay contest were asked to reflect on Lajoie’s character and tenacity and explain how they plan to pursue their passion to become a person their community can be proud of.
Essay contest judges include Mayor Baldelli-Hunt, Dr. McGee, baseball historian and author Greg Rubano, and Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society Dr. Elyssa Tardif.
Winners will receive a copy of Before the Babe, the Emperor by Rubano, a family membership to the Rhode IslandHistorical Society, and tickets to a special Pawtucket Red Sox game honoring Lajoie.
As for the ongoing exhibit, the Museum of Work & Culture is excited to present
“Woonsocket Proud,” a gallery showcase of the artwork of Woonsocket’s fifth-graders.
Students were asked to create a piece of art reflecting what they are proud of, be it a personal accomplishment or something about their family, school, or community. All 18 of Woonsocket’s fifth-grade classrooms participated, with the work of more than 350 students being featured.
The exhibit will be on display in the MoWC’s changing gallery space through June 23.