What: The Museum of Work & Culture’s 20th Anniversary Gala


When: Saturday, November 4 (5:30pm VIP Reception; 6:30pm Gala Event)


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


Tickets: $75-$125 at MoWCFoundation.org


Tickets on Sale for Museum of Work & Culture’s 20th Anniversary Gala

Event to Feature Unveiling of Latest Permanent Exhibit, Mills Along the Blackstone


(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – On Saturday, November 4, the Museum of Work & Culture will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a night of music, cocktails, food, and the unveiling of an exciting new digital exhibit chronicling the evolution of Woonsocket’s textile industry.


Mills Along the Blackstone: Locally Made, Internationally Known is the MoWC’s newest permanent exhibit.


Food will be provided by River Falls Restaurant, Ciro’s Tavern, Kay’s Restaurant, Quik Stop Deli, Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery, and Olly's Pizzeria & Mediterranean Cuisine. The Classic Five Jazz Quintet will provide entertainment for the evening, which black tie optional. Black and white attire is encouraged.


Tickets are $75 for the gala event, which begins at 6:30pm. A VIP Cocktail Reception will begin at 5:30pm. Tickets to the VIP reception and event are $125 per person and may be purchased at MoWCFoundation.org.


The Museum of Work & Culture’s 20th anniversary gala is made possible in part by generous presenting sponsors Navigant Credit Union and The Brickle Group.


The event is also sponsored by Bourget & Associates, Inc., Ciro’s Tavern on Cherry, River Falls Restaurant, and Rhode Island Monthly. As well as Amica Insurance, Conway Tours, Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, Kay’s and The Lodge Pub & Eatery, Lepine Financial Advisors, Inc., Olly’s Pizzeria & Mediterranean Cuisine, Potter Photography, Québec Delegation in New England, Fred & Alice Reinhardt, Rotary Club of Woonsocket, Soucy Insurance Agency, and Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre. Along with AAA Northeast, Consul General of Canada, dpArchitect, Esten & Richard Agency, Councilman & Mrs. Daniel Gendron, Mrs. Trudy Lamoureux, the Friendly Home, Marcum LLP, Nation Wide Construction, Oakland Grove, Quik Stop Deli, The Valley Breeze, and Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery.


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.


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