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Picturing Women Inventors

Picturing Women Inventors

The Museum of Work & Culture is excited to present its 2021 Labor Day Celebration, with both virtual and in-person events for a variety of audiences.

The Smithsonian and the United States Patent and Trademark Office present “Picturing Women Inventors,” a poster exhibition that explores the inventions of 19 highly accomplished American women. Astronauts, computer pioneers, and businesswomen join athletes, engineers, and even teenagers in this remarkable group of inventors. The posters will be on view at the Museum of Work & Culture September 1 through October 30, 2021. “Picturing Women Inventors” showcases the breakthroughs, motivations, and challenges women encountered while pursuing their goals as inventors. Also on display within this exhibition will be Rhode Island Women Create, a snapshot of the historical accomplishments of Rhode Island women in the arts and sciences, using objects drawn from the Rhode Island Historical Society’s collections.


SLATERSVILLE: America's First Mill Village, directed by Christian de Rezendes, will be screened at the Museum on September 3 and September 4, 2021 at 1:30 pm. Slatersville will premiere on Rhode Island PBS in the fall of 2022. While the MoWC has hosted previous screenings virtually, this in-person event will combine two previously screened pieces, leading up to a newly edited piece. The stories are titled "The Wedding Present with 27 Rooms," "Uncle Johnny", and "Anything but Brotherly." Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged. RSVP at mowc@rihs.org. Seating is limited to 45.

Museum of Work & Culture's Labor Day Celebration is sponsored by the Rhode Island Labor History Society.

“Picturing Women Inventors” is distributed at no cost to schools, libraries, museums and community organizations by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It’s sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies IF/THEN Initiative and Ericsson.

09-01-2021 thru 10-30-2021
Museum of Work and Culture
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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