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The Museum of Work & Culture

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


42 S. Main StreetWoonsokcet, RI 02895 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Museum strives to understand the needs of its community and reach the largest possible audience. From seniors to young families, all-ability individuals to scholars, and area residents to international visitors, we serve many disparate communities and work to foster an inclusive environment for exploring and learning. Creating access for individuals who may be intimidated by museums or feel that their stories are not mirrored within the museum’s walls is our priority. We seek to build lasting relationships with all visitors and supporters, and endeavor to meet their needs and exceed their expectations.


The Museum of Work & Culture is a division of the Rhode Island Historical Society & a Smithsonian Affiliate. The Museum preserves and honors the work of the men, women, and children who settled in the Blackstone Valley at the turn of the century. In addition to welcoming tourists from around the world, the Museum is dedicated to educating local students about our state's history, area ecology, and the French language. The Museum also offers year-round public programs including lectures, concerts, workshops, and film screenings.


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