Museum of Work and Culture 42 S Main St, Woonsocket, RI02895 Visiting the Museum of Work and Culture is a great way to discover the history of 19th- and 20th-century New England.…More The museum takes you through the local history of Woonsocket and documnets the French Canadian immigrant experience, with interactive games and voice-overs to help you really understand what life here was once like. The museum is operated by the Rhode Island Historical Society and can be rented for private events.
John Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor One Depot Square, Woonsocket, RI02895 Although a national park, this historic site captures landmarks and natural resources from the birth of the American…More industrial revolution, and bares a history revealed by the architectures and landscapes that still reside on or in close proximity to the Blackstone River and its neighboring properties. This site offers events, outdoor activities, recreational places and cultural attractions to visitors.
American-French Genealogical Society 78 Earle St, Woonsocket, RI02895 Established in 1978, the American-French Genealogical Society holds records of family origin and history dating back to…More the late 1800's. For a daily $5 research fee, non-members can search burial records and other historical documents pertaining to French-Canadian heritage. Personal laptops may be brought into the library, but food, drink and pens are prohibited.
Congregation B'nai Israel 224 Prospect St, Woonsocket, RI02895 The synagogue on Prospect Street that is home to Congregation B'nai Israel was designed by the architect Samuel Glazer…More and has 12 triangular stained glass windows that depict the phases of Jewish history. Cantor Jeffrey Cornblatt leads the congregation in Sabbath services every Saturday, and the synagogue offer Sunday School, Hebrew School and early education programs. It also has Family Friendly Friday Shabbat Dinners and serves as an outreach site for the Jewish Eldercare of R.I. This congregation is Conservative but welcomes interfaith families and Jews of all denominations.