The Museum Of Work & Culture Offers An In-Depth Look At Rhode Island History
While we’re all excited to patronize Rhode Island’s beaches, bars, and restaurant when they officially open, it’s also important to patronize the places that contain our history, like libraries and museums. We highly recommend checking out the Museum of Work and Culture this year, especially if you’re interested in learning more about the early immigrants to came here seeking a better life.
The Museum of Work and Culture is located in a beautifully restored mill in Woonsocket.
The museum focuses mainly on Woonsocket's textile manufacturing heritage.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, immigrants came to Rhode Island in droves looking for work in hopes of creating a better life.
The mill towns along the Blackstone River offered these things.
As a guest of the museum, you'll explore the lives of immigrants at home, work, and school through nine immersive exhibits.
They're pretty life-like, transporting you back through time.
Grab a seat in the parlor of a 1930s Triple Decker house or discover the story of Rhode Island’s Merci Boxcar.
The transformation of this city over 200 years is pretty fascinating.
The journey actually begins in a faux farmhouse in Quebec, allowing you to experience what it was like to cross the border into the U.S. back then.
Each exhibit is presented in both French and English.
You can even "shop" for a variety of products from centuries past.
The museum keeps things as authentic and accurate as possible.
The Museum of Work and Culture is set to re-open to the public as soon as possible.
It's typically open Tuesday - Sunday until 4 p.m. and closed only on Mondays.
Have you ever checked out this wonderful museum?
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Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main St, Woonsocket, RI 02895, USA