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Address: 45 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone Number: 401-769-9675
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Located in a 1915 textile mill, the museum is dedicated to the political...
Located in a 1915 textile mill, the museum is dedicated to the political and cultural lives of the working class. It also serves as a visitors center for the Blackstone Valley National Corridor.
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Wonderful little museum.

The museum is wonderful. Learned alot when I visited. It is worth a visit. Local history and its finest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Providence, RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

For a rainy afternoon, this was a great selection. The museum focuses on the emmigration of French-Canadiens to the Woonsocket mills in the early 20th century. While it is specific to this area, the facts are true for this period of time throughout the Blackstone Valley and its mills. Don't rush through, enjoy each exhibit and you pick up some... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The museum is wonderful. Learned alot when I visited. It is worth a visit. Local history and its finest.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A very eye opening history that is a perfect example of what happens when industry lures people from their homes with the promise of a better life and then abandons them when they are no longer sufficiently profitable.The lesson here completely translates into todays corrupt corporate structure.The French Canadians were promised a new life and prosperity in this country during... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Located in Woonsocket, RI, the Museum of Work & Culture is an interesting walk through the history of labor in our country, with a focus on the mill towns of Rhode Island in the 1800's and 1900's. This is a great way to learn how our ancestors fought for the rights we enjoy as workers today. It takes about one... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I could spend hours here! Maybe because my family is from the area and was part of the great French-Canadian migration. The museum is fascinating, and in the schoolroom upstairs I was able to my find many of my relatives in the local yearbooks they have on display.

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Albion, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The museum documents the mill towns and workers from the 1700s and 1800s. The Blackstone River Valley was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in America. (Previously it had been exclusively in Great Britain.) There are many displays of artifacts as well as paintings. Unfortunately, in most cases, you will need to read the descriptions in order to understand what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum of work and culture is very educational and gives in depth detail of the industrial revolution.

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Chepachet, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been to the museum and enjoyed the experience very much. Do you have copies of the book "The French in Rhode Island: A History? It covers a lot of information found in the museum. Loupneige.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum is a real gem and quite unique. The museum focus is the rich heritage of the mill town of Woonsocket and the role the city played during the 1800s and early 1900s. As you visit each exhibit you learn how the people lived, worked and fashioned a strong ethnic French culture. Each exhibit is historically accurate with recreations... More 

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I stopped in for area info and maps. It's always good to talk to the locals. The Tourist Info Center is attached to the museum and the two women at the desk - both named Irene - were very friendly and helpful. The Irene who loves the mountains is a wealth of knowledge and knows her history. If I am... More 

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Additional Information about Museum of Work and Culture

Address: Address: 45 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone Number: 401-769-9675
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Woonsocket
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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