What: Weekend Walking Tours of Historic Woonsocket
When: Saturdays, June 3 through August 26, 1pm
Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket
Museum of Work & Culture to Offer Walking Tours of Historic Woonsocket
(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – Beginning Saturday, June 3, the Museum of Work & Culture will be offering walking tours of historic Woonsocket each Saturday at 1pm through August 26. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river.
Tours are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Children under 10 are free with a paid adult admission. All participants will also receive complimentary admission to the Museum.
Groups are limited to 15. Pre-registration is suggested. Reservations can be made by calling the Museum at (401) 769-9675.
This is a Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit Event. The Pursuit offers great activities for children and their families to get outdoors for recreation, exercise, and good health.
The Walking Tours are also being offered in conjunction with Saturday Markets at Market Square. The Saturday Markets will showcase local vendors displaying craft goods, produce, and prepared food. The events will also feature games, youth activities, and live entertainment.
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About the Museum of Work & Culture
The interactive and educational Museum of Work & Culture shares the stories of the men, women, and children who came to find a better life in Rhode Island’s mill towns in the late 19th- and 20th centuries. It recently received a Rhode Island Monthly Best of Rhode Island Award for its SensAbilities Saturdays all-ability program.
About the Rhode Island Historical Society
Founded in 1822, the RIHS, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization. In Providence, the RIHS owns and operates the John Brown House Museum, a designated National Historic Landmark, built in 1788; the Aldrich House, built in 1822 and used for administration and public programs; and the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, where archival, book and image collections are housed. In Woonsocket, the RIHS manages the Museum of Work and Culture, a community museum examining the industrial history of northern Rhode Island and of the workers and settlers, especially French-Canadians, who made it one of the state’s most distinctive areas.