Museum of Work and Culture
The Museum of Work and Culture is a museum in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, that features exhibits focusing on the city's textile manufacturing heritage. The museum is operated by the Rhode Island Historical Society and located at 42 South Main Street in Market Square in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
About The Museum
This interactive museum presents the compelling and touching story of immigrants who came to find a better life in the mill towns along the Blackstone River. You will begin your museum visit by entering a farmhouse and experiencing life in rural Québec in the 19th century. From there you will cross the border into the United States and begin a journey through the workday world of Woonsocket's residents and immigrant arrivals. Other exhibits recreate the new settlers' lives at home, at work, and at school, and present the story of the Independent Textile Union. The Museum honors the sacrifices of the settlers, the meaning of their labor and links this grand story of the past to the new immigrants and new lives that enrich the Blackstone River Valley today.
42 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 769-WORK (9675)
Free parking on-site.
Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Saturday - 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Sunday - 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Senior Citizens: $6
- RIHS Museum site
- Woonsocket.org Description
- Kia Hall Hayes, Providence Journal, "Work museum marks its 10th anniversary" (January 23, 2007) (accessed February 11, 2008)
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