Salute to Spring at the Museum of Work & Culture



(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – The Museum of Work & Culture’s 24th annual Salute to Spring~Bonjour Printemps event will take place on Sunday, April 3, at 1:30pm, and will celebrate Franco-American culture.


The program will feature live music from Québécois musician Eric Boodman who will perform a unique blend of fiddle music and foot percussion with multi-instrumentalist.


Jesse Ball, as well as a performance from Newport Ave a local alternative rock band will ne entertaining too.


 Magic by George will perform his award-winning act of magic and family-friendly humor.



Attendees can sample poutine throughout the afternoon with Friskie Fries.



Red’s Methods of a Mad Woman food trucks will be on-site serving the French Canadian dish of French Fries, gravy and cheese curds.


Pastries prepared by Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery will also be served.


Guests will also have the opportunity to catch a sneak preview of an exciting new Woonsocket-based novel by author Annick de Bellefeuille and learn the French Canadian tradition of palm braiding. 


The afternoon will culminate with the museum’s annual raffle as well as the announcement of the winner of the 7th annual Poutine Indulgence and Competition.


Salute to Spring is made possible in part by the event’s generous sponsors: the Québec Delegation in Boston, Wright’s Dairy Farm, the Brickle Group, and Lepine Financial Advisors, Inc.; along with the Consulate General of Canada in Boston, Fournier & Fournier Funeral Services, David Soucy, the Rotary Club of Woonsocket and Bourget & Associates, Inc.; as well as American Association of Teachers of French RI, Li’l General Store, Marcum LLP, Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, Scott McGee RE/MAX Properties, The Friendly Home, Trudy Lamoureux, and Wealth Management Resources Inc.


About the Rhode Island Historical Society



The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state’s oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island’s past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st-century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest.


As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.


The headquarters of the Rhode Island Historical Society are located at 110 Benevolent St., Providence, RI 02906. Information: (401) 331-8575. Website: rihs.org. Follow the RIHS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.