Free Virtual Therapist-Led Activities on Tuesdays
WOONSOCKET, R.I. – The Museum of Work & Culture will launch Therapeutic Tuesdays, a free, bi-weekly virtual all-ability program, on Tuesday, July 14 at 9:30 a.m.
The program will provide families free access to therapist-led art and music activities designed to help children and teens with sensory sensitivities engage creatively with the MoWC’s themes. The events will be streamed live on the Museum’s Facebook page, where participants will be able to engage live with the therapists with comments and questions. The broadcast will then be recorded and made available for those unable to attend the live session.
The first of these programs will be held on Tuesday, July 14 with a Licensed, Board-Certified, Neurologic music therapist from Hands in Harmony. Participants will have the opportunity to play with percussion and string instruments, engage with rhythm, repetition, and composing.
On Tuesday, July 28, licensed art therapists will lead “Summer Memories: Pressed Flowers,” where participants will be invited to join us in creating framed art using pressed foliage. Participants will be encouraged to consider some of their favorite memories or experiences associated with the summer. In selecting flowers, plants, quotes, and phrases one would be able to encapsulate that which they love most about the season. Goals for this group include self-reflection, encouraging positive thought, and media exploration. Participants will learn how to press, arrange, and decorate their framed art. Some plants, drawing tools, and papers will be provided for use. If you have a quote or specific flowers in mind, feel free to bring them with you to the workshop.
The final session will be held on Tuesday, August 11, when we will be joined again by Hands in Harmony, Inc.
These events are free and made possible with the generous support of CVS Health Charity Classic.
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.