MoWC seeks Catholic schools memorabilia

MoWC seeks Catholic schools memorabilia

WOONSOCKET – The Museum of Work & Culture’s Catholic Schools Archive is seeking memorabilia from alumni of Catholic schools.

The archive currently holds 71 volumes capturing the Catholic education experience, with a particular focus on the parochial schools of Rhode Island and New England, but features material from across the globe.

The museum is seeking the assistance of the public in expanding this archive, and is currently seeking the following materials from any individuals who attended or taught in a Catholic School:

• Photographs, including class pictures, group pictures, snapshots, and yearbook photos featuring students, nuns, and/or brothers

• Baptismal, First Communion, Confirmation, and/or wedding records and photographs

• Memorabilia, such as event programs, report cards, and certificates

• Written compositions recalling your time in school

• Yearbooks from Woonsocket-based schools, including: Mount Saint Charles: 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1938, 2016-19; St. Clare: 1927, 1935, 1944, 1971

Those interested in donating materials to the archive can contact the head of the archive, Lois Peloquin, at mowc@rihs.org. No materials will be accepted at the museum without a previously scheduled appointment.