Museum of Work and Culture offers Hands-on History virtual programs

Museum of Work and Culture offers Hands-on History virtual programs

WOONSOCKET – As part of its Hands-on History: Summer Spotlight Rhode Island virtual summer education series, The Museum of Work & Culture will present the program “I’ve Got No Strings” on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 a.m.

In this puppetry program, participants will learn about the history of the artform, including finger, stick, and shadow puppets. A professional puppet master will make a guest appearance. Children will also be able to create their own puppets, using provided materials.

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the program “Vaudeville & Variety” will be offered. Children will learn about the fascinating and diverse world of vaudeville and variety shows. Museum educators will guide students through the history of vaudeville in Rhode Island, including its biggest acts and performers. In the second half of the program, the children will put on their own variety show, in which each child can perform and showcase their own unique talent.

Families can register for programs by emailing mowc@rihs.org.