Museum of Work & Culture

Museum of Work & Culture
42 South Main St.
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-769-WORK (9675)
Website: http://www.rihs.org

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 Quebec 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 resident and immigrant arrivals. Other exhibits re-create 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. The Museum of Work & culture is a part of the Rhode Island Historical Society. -9 Walk through exhibits - 2 films - Multiple audio and hands-on supply - Changing exhibits

Handicap Accessible or Service No Smoking Allowed No Pets Allowed
Listing Category: Listing in Travel Guide, Listing on Web
Region: Blackstone Valley
Guide Category: Heritage- Museums
Access: Complete wheelchair access (H), Fire alarm signals for hearing impaired (H3), Special arrangements upon request (H1), Warning signals for visually impaired (H2)
Admission: Charged
Discounts: AAA, Children, Groups, Military, Senior, Student
Method of Payment: Cash, Debit, Major credit cards, Personal checks, Travelers checks
Restrictions: No pets, Smoke free facility
Heritage Preservation Society ownership: RIHS
Heritage Seasonality: Open year-round
Groups - Comp policy: Driver, Escort
Groups - Parking: Motor coach available
Groups - Services: Entertainment available, FAM tour participation, Greeter available, Welcome reception
Functions - Catering: Offsite
Functions - Services: A/V equipment, Computer access, Copy machine, Fax service, Internet, Printer, Wi-Fi
Hours of Operation:Tues.- Fri. 9:30am- 4:30pm, Sat. 10am- 4pm, Sun 1pm- 4pm
Maximum Number of Rooms:60
Minimum Number of Rooms:10
Function Contact Email:aconway@rihs.org
Function Contact Name:Anne Conway
Function Contact Position:Co-director
Function Contact Phone:401-769-9675
Total Meeting Space:1036
Total Meeting Rooms:2
Total Exhibit Space:9000
Largest Meeting Room:1036
Maximum Classroom Capacity:85
Maximum ReceptionCapacity:130
Maximum TheaterSeatingCapacity:85
Maximum Round Seating with Dancefloor:75
Function Space Available:Yes

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