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What: Salute to Spring~Bonjour Printemps at the Museum of Work & Culture

When: Sunday, April 3, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Museum of Work & Culture (42 South Main St., Woonsocket, R.I., 02895)


Salute to Spring at the Museum of Work & Culture


(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – The Museum of Work & Culture’s 23rd annual Salute to Spring~Bonjour Printemps event will take place on Sunday, April 3, at 1:30pm, and will celebrate Franco-American culture. 

The program will welcome back popular Franco-American singer and songwriter Josée Vachon in concert. Ticket holders can sample poutine throughout the afternoon with Friskie Fries, Red’s, and Bonetown Burgers & BBQ’s food trucks on-site serving the French-Canadian dish of french fries, gravy and cheese curds. Pastries prepared by Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery will also be served.

The afternoon will also feature a performance by the Good Living Band, as well the presentation from independent scholar Jeanne Douillard, “Silent Presence - The French in New England,” in which she will take a fresh look at the complex, hidden story of her people in the Americas.

Guests will also have the opportunity to take part in creating a giant 25th anniversary mural for the museum that will be on display in the museum’s gallery. The afternoon will conclude with the culmination of the museum’s annual raffle, with 30 gift certificates to area restaurants and entertainment venues, as well as the announcement of the winner of the 6th annual Poutine Indulgence.

Salute to Spring is made possible in part by the event’s generous sponsors: the Consulate General of Canada in Boston, the Quebec Delegation in Boston, Fournier & Fournier Funeral Services, the Brickle Group, and Lepine Financial Advisors, Inc.; along with David Soucy, Wright’s Dairy Farm, and Bourget & Associates, Inc.; as well as Esten & Richard Insurance, Wealth Management Resources, the Rotary Club of Woonsocket, Mrs. Trudy Lamoureux, Friendly Home, Brule, Nault & Hainley, Attorneys at Law, Trudy Lamoureux, and the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce.

Salute to Spring ~ Bonjour Printemps is a part of the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Bicentennial Celebrations, sponsored by Amica Insurance.



About the Rhode Island Historical Society

The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state's oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island's past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st-century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.

The headquarters of the Rhode Island Historical Society are located at 110 Benevolent St., Providence, RI 02906. Information: (401) 331-8575. Website: Follow the RIHS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.