The Rhode Island Historical Society invites the community to visit the Museum of Work & Culture on Saturday, Dec. 7, 1-5pm, for the organization’s annual Holiday Open House, offered as part of Woonsocket’s Main Street Holiday Stroll. The day will feature a variety of holiday-themed activities for adults and children alike.
At 10:30am, visitors can join Anne Jalette as she leads a tabletop boxwood tree decorating activity. Pre-registration is required for this activity, and trees and all decorations will be provided for an advance fee of $25 for RIHS members or $30 for non-members. Space is limited to 20 participants. Individuals can register at shopmowc.com.
Beginning at 1pm, the public is welcome to take part in an afternoon of free activities. This includes decorating cookies from Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery, helping Santa’s elves build and test toys in their workshop, writing letters to Santa, playing with historic toys, and participating in holiday storytime. There will also be a performance of holiday songs by Spencer Soucy and Friends at 2:30pm.
In addition, guests may tour the MoWC, which will be decked in its holiday finest, while enjoying cookies and hot chocolate. There will also be a display of holiday ephemera from the RIHS collection in the changing gallery, as well as screenings of holiday footage from the film archive.
The MoWC gift shop will also offer a 20% discount throughout the day.
Please note: All cookies may contain peanuts, tree nuts, or other allergens.