Monday, March 4, 2024

MUSEUM OF WORK AND CULTURE – WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND

Celebrate Québécois Music at the Museum of Work and Culture

What: Musique at the Triple Decker

When: Sunday, March 3 at 4pm

Where: Museum of Work & Culture (42 S Main St, Woonsocket, RI 02895)

Celebrate Québécois Music at the Museum of Work and Culture

Enjoy a musical journey back to 1920’s Woonsocket

(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – The Museum of Work & Culture invites the public to an upcoming event to celebrate the end of our Valley Talks series and the beginning of the month of Francophonie. Travel back in time to early 20th century Woonsocket for Musique at the Triple Decker, a café-style gathering where attendees will listen to 78 rpm recordings of French-Canadian popular music of the 1920s and 30s curated by recorded sound historian, preservationist, and francophile Ned Connors.

Records will be played on an antique Victrola as guests enjoy wine, cheese, and other refreshments. Continue learning a little about the Québécois artists that made it down to New England with the return of Hollywood Comes to Woonsocket, which will be in the Museum’s rotating gallery for the entirety of March. 

Tickets are available for $20 and may be purchased at rihs.simpletix.com.

About the Rhode Island Historical Society

The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state’s largest and oldest 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 Street, Providence, RI 02906. Information: (401) 331-8575. Website: rihs.org. Follow the RIHS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.