“AMERICAN GIRL”

Museum of Work & Culture Celebrates Blackstone Valley’s American Girl

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(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – The Museum of Work & Culture will once again celebrate Blackstone Valley’s American Girl, Grace Thomas, whose passions include French, baking, and her bulldog Bonbon.

On Saturday, October 21, at 10am and 1pm, the MoWC will offer a Baking Workshop in conjunction with Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery. Bakers will receive a chef’s hat and pink apron and, after a demonstration by Wright’s Bakery’s pastry chef Paul Dulude, will fill and glaze éclairs, with all ingredients and baking materials provided by Wright’s. Admission is $25 per baker and $6 per accompanying adult. Admission to the MoWC is included.

Space is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. Tickets are available for purchase at ShopMoWC.com.

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, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization. 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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