What: Museum of Work & Culture’s Salute to Spring ~ Bonjour Printemps

When: March 24, 2024, 1:30-4 pm

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


Celebrate French Canadian with the Museum of Work & Culture at Salute to Spring

Annual Event to Feature Traditional Québécois Concert, Dancing, Poutine, and More


WOONSOCKET, R.I. The Museum of Work & Culture, a division of the Rhode Island Historical Society, will present its annual Salute to Spring ~ Bonjour Printemps event on Sunday, March 24th, at 1:30 pm.

Guests will have the chance to celebrate French Candian culture with a live concert from the acclaimed trio from Québéc, É.T.É. With lovely vocal harmonies, deep grooves, and rich instrumentation featuring fiddle, cello, bouzouki, and more, they bring new life to traditional Québécois music.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to celebrate other aspects of French Canadian culture, including traditional French-Canadian quadrille dancing, as taught by Brown University Ph.D. student Chanelle Dupuis. Poutine prepared by 6-year poutine competition champion Adeline’s Speakeasy Kitchen Bar will be served throughout the afternoon, along with beer tasting and other refreshments. Pastries prepared by Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery will also be served.

While guests enjoy refreshments, they will enjoy local favorites The Good Living Band. Crafts and other activities will be available as well throughout the museum, including calligraphy demonstrations by local artist and Vice President of hand-lettering organization Masscribes, Paula Howard.

The afternoon will culminate with the announcement of the museum’s annual raffle. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children 5-11, and free for children 4 and under. Tickets can be purchased at rihs.simpletix.com.


Salute to Spring is made possible in part by the event’s generous sponsors: Délégation of Québec in Boston, RI AFL-CIO, Lepine Financial Advisors, The Brickle Group, Fournier & Fournier Funeral Services, Navigant Credit Union, David Soucy, Rotary Club of Woonsocket, Bourget & Assoc., NEARI, RI Federation of Teachers and Health Care Professionals, ACS Industry, Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery, Brule, Nault & Hainley, Council General of Canada, Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, Katherine R Epp, Wealth Management Resources Inc, Marcum LLP, Sheahan Printing, McGee Re/Max Properties, Trudy Lamoureux, and Li’l General Stores.


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