What: Rhode Island Clam Shacks Talk + Book Signing [FREE EVENT]
When: Friday, June 2, 6pm
Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.
Museum of Work & Culture to Host ‘R.I. Clam Shacks’ Book Signing
Free Talk With Authors Martin and Stone in Conjunction With Food Truck Friday
(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – The Museum of Work & Culture will welcome Christopher Scott Martin and David Norton Stone, authors of Rhode Island Clam Shacks, for a free talk and book signing on Friday, June 2, at 6pm.
The event is being offered in conjunction with Food Truck Friday, an evening of entertainment, activities, and food trucks in Woonsocket’s Market Square.
Rhode Island Clam Shacks, the latest book in the “Images of America” series, includes more than 200 images telling the story of Rhode Island’s relationship with its beloved bivalve. Join the authors as they take a look at the places, traditions, and recipes honoring a Rhode Island summer favorite.
Martin is the curator of Quahog.org, a website about Rhode Island's history and cultural quirks. Stone is the author of the Rhode Island food books Clamcake Summer, Stuffie Summer, and Chowder Summer.
Seating is limited and is first come, first served.
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 is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization, as well as its only Smithsonian Affiliate. 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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