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The Museum of Work and Culture is a museum in Woonsocket, Rhode Islandmarker, that features exhibits focusing on the city's textile manufacturing heritage. The museum is operated by the Rhode Island Historical Society and located at 42 South Main Street in Market Square in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

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The Museum of Work and Culture opened in October 1997. The museum specifically describes the largely French-Canadian migration to Woonsocket from Quebecmarker, also known as the Quebec diaspora. The museum is located in a former textile dying building that was built in 1915 and served as home to the Barnai Worsted Company and then Lincoln Textile Company. Displays at the museum describe the culture, religion and stories of the immigrants as they worked in the Woonsocket mills.


The Museum of Work and Culture is located on Market Square at 42 South Main Street in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 02895. The phone number is (401)769-WORK or (401)769-9675. Hours are 9:30 am to 4 pm on weekdays, 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and 1 pm to 4 pm on Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors or students. Children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult.


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