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Address: 42 S Main St, Woonsocket, RI 02895-4274
Phone Number: 14017699675
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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THE TAPROOT OF OUR FRENCH-CANADIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY

30 years ago I was enlightened to no end when I found The French=Canadian Heritage of New England a book by Professor Gerard Breault.This one book spells it all out and this one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
BobbyP009
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

30 years ago I was enlightened to no end when I found The French=Canadian Heritage of New England a book by Professor Gerard Breault.This one book spells it all out and this one museum 'speaks French." I have traveled to Woonsocket many times to refresh my heritage as a Franco-American!

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Blackstone, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must take the time to stop and visit this museum. The wealth of knowledge it holds regarding how the people of Woonsocket played an important role in the industrial revolution. That was a Woonsocket to be proud of. The French Canadian & Irish persons of the time were strong resilient workers who sacrificed much in those days. Makes you... More 

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Great museum. Lots of history of how the French Canadians settled in the city of Woonsocket. Very interesting and would highly suggest.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

As always, this museum brings the past to life. From the old Canadian farms to the textile mills, to life back in apartment, this museum brings realism to the visitor. The school room, church and the "Merci Train" shows how important the mill cities were to both the citizens and the entire country. It is a must visit when in... More 

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Great Museum of local history we have a proud history of the French Canadians coming here to work in the textile mills that once filled the city. Its such a great reminder of where we come from.

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I've been here twice now with my adult children and it was eye opening for them and rewarding for me to be able to talk about the huge part of our nation's history that has faded into obscurity. You won't need more than a couple of hours at most to absorb what it must have been like for the people... More 

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

This memorial displays and explains the engaging artifacts and history around the surviving soldiers who fought in France. Through many trepidations these surviving soldiers and their families were bound to settle in Rhode Island. The Work and Culture Museum creates an exceptionally realistic sketch of these peoples traumanic and pleasing events, life styles, and time-line that helped cultivate Rhode Islsnds... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

My boyfriend and I visited on a chilly day in February. It was a great day! There are wonderful videos, music, voice recordings, and is overall well played out. The store as well is well stocked with lots of books about Rhode Island history, made in Rhode Island items. The museum also has a great selection of speakers. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The new society in Woonsocket is so different than it once was and this museum certainly helps keep the historical aspect of Woonsocket and the culture in tact. My grandparents all grew up in the area, along with my parents and I love hearing all of their old stories about how Woonsocket used to be! I really wish it would... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. Learning history with movies and interactive tools made trip a nice time. Family enjoyed everything.

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