Museum of Work and Culture - Rhode Island

Museum of Work and Culture – Rhode Island

  • There are a lot of things to see and do in Rhode Island; however one place you will definitely want to make time for is the Museum of Work and Culture. This museum is interactive and it sheds light on how French Canadians changed their lives by moving from their farms to New England to find work in factories. The Museum of Work and Culture highlights how these individuals managed new work opportunities, language barriers, and new customs while retaining their culture.

    Museum of Work and Culture - Rhode Island

    When entering the museum visitors will walk over a 19th century farmhouse threshold to see what rural life in Quebec during the 19th century was really like. This allows visitors to see what the immigrants lived like on their farms before so many made the decision to immigrate to the New England states, including Rhode Island.

    Museum of Work and Culture - Rhode Island

    Museum visitors will then be able to move over to the United States to see how immigrants worked every day and what their personal lives were like at home, school, church, and in their cities. Tours are available for large groups, including school groups, and may be scheduled in advance. Visitors interesting in scheduling a large group should call 401-769-9675 to schedule a tour.

    Museum of Work and Culture - Rhode Island

    The Museum of Work and Culture is located at 42 South Main Street in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 am until 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday 1 pm until 4 pm. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and children 10 and under are free with an accompanying adult.

    • 110 Benevolent StreetProvidence, RI 02906 401-331-8575
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