The world should know about St. Ann's Church in Woonsocket (actually, now it's the St. Ann's Art & Cultural Center). It's located at 64 Cumberland Street, in the heart of the city's Social district. Chocked full of history of the Franco-American influx into Woonsocket's textile mills in the 19th & 20th centuries. But mostly, everyone should see it for the hundreds of frescos that fill the walls, the ceilings-- every inch of available space, it seems, This must be one of the largest collections of top qulaity fresco anywhere in the United States. The stained glass windows (from Chartres) are magnificent, too. You could spend hours here just gazing at these artistic wonders. Yet, the place is largely unknown (even to Rhode Islanders) which is a tragedy and a crime! If you are ever within a few miles of northern Rhode Island, find out how you can get in to see these treasures.
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