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Jun 7, 2014

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The Museum of Work & Culture will be hosting a vendor's fair!

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Posted by: Craig

The Museum of Work & Culture will be hosting a vendor's fair!

 Come by on Saturday, June 14th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for The Way We Work Makers Fair. Admission to the fair is free! Come and see what local artists, craftspeople, and vendors have to offer on the Museum's back patio. Enjoy food and entertainment, including music and a raffle, and relax on a summer's day next to the Blackstone River. Get a chance to purchase handcrafted jewelry and art, printed shirts by RiverzEdge, or maybe pick up something special for father's day. Join us in a celebration of creativity and production in the Blackstone River Valley. 

The vendor's fair has been organized as programming for The Way We Worked, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition installed in the Museum's changing gallery. The fair coincides with the final weekend of the exhibition--don't miss your last chance to see it! The Way We Worked is a multimedia exploration of the transformation of work in America in the 19th and 20th centuries. This exhibition will be available at the Museum for viewing until June 16, 2014. The Way We Worked invites guests to reflect on issues of the workplace, such as immigration, ethnicity, slavery, segregation, wage labor, technology, gender and class. 

Admission to the Museum costs $8 for adults and $6 for seniors or students. Children under 10 are free with an adult. The Way We Work Makers Fair is free and open to all! Contact Director Anne Conway at aconway@rihs.org or call the Museum at (401) 769-9675 for more information.

 For more on The Way We Worked, visit the Smithsonian Institution's website, www.museumonmainstreet.org/theWayWeWorked. Contact museum Director Anne Conway at aconway@rihs.org or (401) 769-9675.

 The Way We Worked is a Smithsonian Institution exhibition touring New England in collaboration with Historic New England. Programming for The Way We Worked at the Museum of Work & Culture is made possible in part by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional sponsors include The Brickle Group, Conway Tours, RIMonthly, and TransCanada.