Craving even more out-there kitschy Americana and hyper-specific cultural history lessons since your visit to the New England Quilt Museum? Word! The Museum of Work and Culture seems like an appropriate day trip to make next, then. Located inside an old textile mill in Woonsocket, RI's historic Market Square, the museum tells the story of immigrants and workers across America, through the lens of French Canadians who left Quebec to work Woonsocket's mills and factories. It's an immersive place with walk-through displays, films, interactive audio, photos, and more! You'll experience a re-creation of a Quebec farmhouse circa 1870, a 1920 textile-mill shop floor with workers telling stories about mill work, re-creations of workers' homes revealing stories about life in Woonsocket, and a film about a 1930s New England textile union. It's great way to pass some time during your (probable) summer of unemployment!

The Museum of Work and Culture, 42 South Main St, Woonsocket, RI | 401.769.9675 or

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