What: Paul Bourget on the American Civil War in 1864 [FREE EVENT]
When: Sunday, March 10, 1:30pm
Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.
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(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – The Museum of Work & Culture will offer the final installment of its 2018 Valley Talks, a series of free lectures, on Sunday, March 10, at 1:30pm.
In 1864, the Eastern and Western theaters of the Civil War were very active. Grant had come east to command all the Union armies while Gen. Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia. While Grant and Lee fought to a draw in the East, Gen. Sherman’s Union armies routed Gen. Johnston’s Confederate armies from Atlanta to Savannah, GA. Writer and General George Sears Greene reenactor Paul Bourget will discuss why the battles fought in 1864 were pivotal to the outcome of the war.
Seating is limited to 75 and is first come, first served.
Bourget is the owner and president of Bourget & Associates. He was the editor, researcher, and co-writer of Towers of Faith and Family, a history of Woonsocket’s St. Ann’s parish, and was the founding president of St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center. He currently serves as the President of the Museum of Work & Culture’s Preservation Foundation, Treasurer of the Stadium Theatre Preservation Foundation, and a member of the Woonsocket School Committee. Bourget is also an experienced historical reenactor, portraying Brigadier General George Sears Greene, a native Rhode Islander and forgotten hero of Gettysburg.
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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.