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Andrew Ocean wrote a review Feb 2020
Jacksonville, Florida54 contributions8 helpful votes
I love the city of Woonsocket. It was my home for 16 years. I always felt safe here. Everybody had a job. Everybody was friendly. Everybody was Catholic. Everybody was nice. I hope it's still nice.
Date of experience: December 2019
Jonathan K wrote a review Feb 2020
Providence, Rhode Island25 contributions6 helpful votes
This museum explains in a non-patronizing way about the French-Canadian mill towns and cities. They've collected everything and shown it the right way, e.g. an entire Catholic parochial school classroom and furnishings. I am impressed.
Date of experience: April 2019
Bonnie D wrote a review Feb 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Step back to the late 19th, early 20th century in industrial New England. Especially interesting for those of you with an interest in French-Candian culture/history.
Date of experience: February 2020
nowzer wrote a review Nov 2019
Portsmouth, Rhode Island64 contributions37 helpful votes
This was an unexpected delight. Learned a lot about the mills and mill workers of RI. We had no idea that there was such a strong French-Canadian influence in RI. There is a wonderful section focusing on all the Catholic Schools of RI. Expected to spend about an hour, well 3 hours later we still hadn't seen it all in detail. We will be back again…
Date of experience: November 2019
Philip D wrote a review Oct 2019
Westerly, Rhode Island53 contributions20 helpful votes
This informative museum tells a critical story in American history as we transitioned from an agricultural society to an industrialized country. It is an important story of our immigrant ancestors and even though this area of Woonsocket, RI seems to focus on French Catholics it is a story that mirrors so many of our ancestors regardless of country of origin, race, religion, etc. Especially at a time when our country is so divided it reminds us of a common origin of courageous people who ventured to an unknown country hoping for a better life for their children and they succeeded. This museum can easily be viewed in about an hour and should not be missed if you are anywhere in the area.…
Date of experience: September 2019