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February 2017
Free

Valley Talk: Wright’s Dairy Farm

February 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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The family of farmers discusses the history of their farm and the work that goes into raising cows, bottling milk and perfecting pastry. Seating is limited to 75 and is first-come, first-served. What: Presentation by Wright’s Dairy Farm When: Sunday, February 26, 1:30pm Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.  

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Learning from “The American Frugal Housewife” cookbook

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson W. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Katy O'Neill-Day discussed etiquette, recipes and life lessons from the popular 1829 book by Lydia Marie Child. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/V0Q203OMmRhukb7B3

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March 2017
$10

Traditional Maple Sugaring at Coggeshall Farm Museum

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive
Bristol, RI 02809 United States
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Learn about the process of making maple syrup, from sap to syrup, and enjoy pouring it over delicious hearth-cooked French toast! Max. 12 people. Please register online.

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Cinema Saturday: Chasse-Galerie : La légende

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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The Museum will be screening a full-length French language film produced in Québec each Saturday in March to celebrate Francophonie. In 1863, a group of snow-bound travelers invokes the devil, who gives them a flying canoe for them to go home. When one of them finds his wife about to die in labor, he makes a pact with the devil to save her and his newborn daughter Liza. He then cheats the devil of his prize by sacrificing himself. 25…

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MWC Gallery Opening: Beacon Charter School Gallery Reception

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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Join student artists for the opening reception of Beacon Charter's annual gallery exhibit.

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$5

The Vernons of Newport in the River of Silver: US Slave Trading in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, 1795-1809

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840 Select a Country:
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US merchants brought slaves not just to the Caribbean and the North American colonies in the 18th century, but also to labor in South America. American merchants (almost all Rhode Islanders) played a significant role in the trade of slaves from Africa to the Río de la Plata in Argentina and Bolivia. While most enslaved Africans arrived in Buenos Aires and Montevideo via Brazil, American traders brought more slaves directly from Africa to the Río de la Plata than any…

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Ciné Québec

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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A wine and cheese reception followed by a screening of two short Québecois films and the feature length film Les mauvaises herbes.

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Cinema Saturday: Corbo

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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The Museum will be screening a full-length French language film produced in Québec each Saturday in March to celebrate Francophonie. A teenage Québecer in the 1960s evolves from pro-independence activist to radical terrorist, in this gripping chronicle of the origins of the FLQ in the decade preceding the 1970 October Crisis.

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Valley Talk: Civil War Reenactments with Paul Bourget

March 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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Civil War reenactor Paul Bourget discusses the nitty gritty involved in camping with a Civil War army, from food and supplies to hygiene and artillery.

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HP Lovecraft Walking Tour

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
John Brown House, 52 Power St.
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Tour Providence and learn about the life and work of HP Lovecraft!

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$45

A Moveable Feast: St. Patrick’s Day at Ciro’s

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ciro’s Tavern, 42 Cherry St.
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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Join the Museum of Work & Culture this St. Patrick's Day for a corned beef and cabbage dinner at Ciro's Tavern! The celebration will include live traditional Irish music and a historic talk. For tickets, please http://www.shopmowc.com/.

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African American Food Then & Now

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson W. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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The Rhode Island Historical Society, in collaboration w/ RI Black Heritage Society presents a program exploring African American Foods, Then & Now. Learn about the historic staple foods brought over from Africans, and how it had evolved over the ages. Witness the difference between the origin of food as medicine and how it transformed into something quite different.

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$5

“You Will Find It Handy” Twentieth-Century African American Travel Guides to Newport, RI

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840 Select a Country:
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The growth of automobile usage during the twentieth century brought more and more American drivers out on the open road. But refusal of service and other threats made travel extremely difficult for African-Americans. One solution came from Victor H. Green, who between 1937 and 1963 published The Green Book, a guide for African-Americans traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico. The Green Book was one of the most extensive and best known travel guides on the market. It…

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April 2017
By donation

“Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society” with the Newport String Project and Dr. Brian Knoth

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Colony House, Washington Sqaure
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Described by some scholars as the “first professional orchestra” in the US, the Germania Musical Society toured nationally with the most celebrated virtuosi of the era and played a particularly vibrant role in the cultural landscape of Newport, where they resided each summer during their existence as a touring ensemble. On Thursday, April 6th, at 5:30 pm the Newport Historical Society will present “Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society”, a unique collaboration with the Newport String Project and Dr. Brian…

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May 2017
$5

What Did Alexander Hamilton Drink? Chocolate in the American Colonial Period

May 4 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840 Select a Country:
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The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate, consider that you are partaking in an expedition into American history. Alexander Hamilton’s rival, Thomas Jefferson, was a chocolate fan. John and Abigail Adams also loved their chocolate. Hamilton’s boss, President George Washington, along with his wife, Martha, was well acquainted with chocolate. But what about Hamilton’s role in the chocolate economy or, more locally, the role of Newporter’s? On Thursday, May 4th at 5:30 pm, the Newport Historical Society will host…

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