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Museum of Work & Culture to Offer Walking Tours of Historic Woonsocket

Jul 27, 2016 09:00AM ● Published by Pamela Johnson

Beginning August 3, the Museum of Work & Culture will be offering walking tours of historic Woonsocket each Wednesday at 10 AM. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river.

Tours are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Children under 10 are free with a paid adult admission. All participants will also receive complimentary admission to the Museum.

Groups are limited to 12. Pre-registration is suggested. Reservations can be made by calling the Museum at (401) 769-9675.

About the Museum of Work & Culture

The interactive and educational Museum of Work & Culture shares the stories of the men, women, and children who came to find a better life in Rhode Island’s mill towns in the late 19th- and 20th centuries. It was recently named “Best Overlooked Museum” in New England by Yankee Magazine.

About the Rhode Island Historical Society

Founded in 1822, the RIHS is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization, as well as its only Smithsonian Affiliate. In Providence, the RIHS owns and operates the John Brown House Museum, a designated National Historic Landmark, built in 1788; the Aldrich House, built in 1822 and used for administration and public programs; and the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, where archival, book and image collections are housed. In Woonsocket, the RIHS manages the Museum of Work and Culture, a community museum examining the industrial history of northern Rhode Island and of the workers and settlers, especially French-Canadians, who made it one of the state’s most distinctive areas.Write your article here...
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