What: Renowned Québec journalist Patrick White on “The Exodus of French Canadians to New England: the Story Behind the Story” [FREE EVENT]
When: Wednesday, March 18, 7pm
Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.
Renowned Québecois Journalist Presents Free Talk at Museum of Work & Culture
(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – On Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm, the Museum of Work & Culture will welcome journalist Patrick White for “The Exodus of French Canadians to New England : the Story Behind the Story,” a free talk.
White is a professor of journalism at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). He has also founded the Quebec edition of Huffington Post (HuffPost Québec) and managed it from 2011 to 2018. Prior to that, White was chief news editor of Canada's largest news portal (Canoe.ca); chief news editor at the Quebec City daily Le Journal de Québec; deputy chief news editor at The Canadian Press news agency, as well as Reuters correspondent for seven years and field producer for the CTV National News in Quebec City. He has a M.A. in political science from Laval University and a B.A. on communications (journalism) from Laval University.
The event is organized in collaboration with The Québec Delegation in Boston.
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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.