Museum of Work and Culture, Woonsocket

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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.
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  • I love the city of Woonsocket. It was my home for 16 years. I always felt safe here. Everybody had a job. Everybody was friendly. Everybody was Catholic. Everybody was nice. I hope it's still....  more »
  • This museum explains in a non-patronizing way about the French-Canadian mill towns and cities. They've collected everything and shown it the right way, e.g. an entire Catholic parochial school...  more »
  • What a neat little museum! I was in RI for a meeting and, as I was driving home, saw a sign for this museum. The name interested me, so I took the exit and made a visit. So glad I did! I learned so much about the culture of RI and the workers who came from other countries to work in the mills. There are really beautiful and well done recreations of a school room, a house and the inside of a church. Make time for a visit, you'll be so happy you did! Also, the young lady at the front desk was very informative and passionate about the place!
  • What a cool place. No idea that Woonsocket was by far a majority French Canadian city up until at least the 50's. According to the woman at the desk, older folks still speak French with one another..
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