Open house and Santa’s Workshop at MoWC Dec. 7

Open house and Santa’s Workshop at MoWC Dec. 7

WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Historical Society invites the community to visit the Museum of Work & Culture on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m., for the organization’s annual Holiday Open House, offered as part of Woonsocket’s Main Street Holiday Stroll.

The day will feature a variety of holiday-themed activities for adults and children alike.

At 10:30 a.m., visitors can join Anne Jalette as she leads a tabletop boxwood tree decorating activity. Pre-registration is required for this activity, and trees and all decorations will be provided for an advance fee of $25 for RIHS members or $30 for non-members. Space is limited to 20 participants. Individuals can register at

Beginning at 1 p.m., the public is welcome to take part in an afternoon of free activities. This includes decorating cookies from Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery, helping Santa’s elves build and test toys in their workshop, writing letters to Santa, playing with historic toys, and participating in holiday storytime. There will also be a performance of holiday songs by Spencer Soucy and Friends at 2:30 p.m.

In addition, guests may tour the MoWC, which will be decked in its holiday finest, while enjoying cookies provided by Seven Stars Bakery.