Woonsocket Historical Society receives funding

Woonsocket Historical Society receives funding

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Historical Society has been awarded funding from the June Rockwell Levy Foundation in the amount of $2,000.

This grant will help the Society to contribute to the educational, cultural, and artistic fabric that anchors Woonsocket as a contributor to the legacy of the Blackstone River Valley, according to a press release. The Woonsocket Historical Society’s long-range goal is for the spotlight to be shown on the historical and cultural assets throughout Woonsocket and the Blackstone River Valley while at the same time inviting residents throughout surrounding areas and from around the state to explore Woonsocket’s treasures.

The June Rockwell Levy Foundation award will be utilized in assisting the Woonsocket Historical Society to re-establish a website for the genesis of renewed community outreach, allowing the public to have access to resources and utilizing the website as a conduit for public notices and special events initiated by the Woonsocket Historical Society, its community partners, and fellow historical societies. The WHS will also be purchasing archival storage equipment for preserving historical documentation. Remaining funding will be used for protective film to be applied to the windows of the Woonsocket Historical Society to help protect antiquities that are on display from harmful UV-rays.

The Woonsocket Historical Society is located at the back of the Museum of Work & Culture at 42 South Main St., parking is located on Island Place. Hours are Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and Saturday, noon-3 p.m.