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Co-Site Director

Phone: (401) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Rhode Island , United States
Museum of Work and Culture
42 South Main St Market Square
Woonsocket , Rhode Island 02895
United States


Employment History


  • bachelor's degree
    Providence College
  • St. Francis High School
  • master's degree , teaching , with a concentration in history
    Rhode Island College
  • Rhode Island College
  • master's degree , history
    Illinois State University
59 Total References
Web References
Rhode Island Historical Society, 4 July 2013 [cached]
Ray Bacon, Co-Site Director
RIHS: Contacts, 24 Feb 2011 [cached]
Ray Bacon Co-Site Manager
LIFE STORIES like those of ..., 1 May 2007 [cached]
LIFE STORIES like those of Chevrette -- from people who are still alive to tell them -- are as much a part of the fabric of the city's French Canadian traditions as they are in ever-shortening supply, according to Raymond Bacon, a site manager of the Museum of Work and Culture.
"The French Canadian culture is still there, but it's diminishing," says Bacon.
Ultimately, says Bacon, it's a story of how a group of poor immigrants changed -- and were changed by -- the American institutions of work, religion and politics from the mid-19th century to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
A former history teacher, Bacon used to chart the pattern of French Canadian migration that defined the city's character by matching place names on a map of the Quebec countryside with the birthplaces listed for those whose names appeared on the obituary pages of the daily newspapers.Today, says Bacon, it's harder to do because more and more of those who identify themselves as French Canadians are generations removed from immigrant ancestors.
The museum, which opened in a ..., 13 Nov 1999 [cached]
The museum, which opened in a restored 1915 textile mill two years ago, is one of the few that "emphasizes the political and cultural lives of working people," said Ray Bacon, site director for the Rhode Island Historical Society. And in Woonsocket, that means the French-Canadian millworkers.
The museum's exhibits go beyond reconstructions of textile looms and vignettes of family life to politically charged issues dealing with labor organizing, strikes and the Sentinelle Affair, which rocked the Roman Catholic Church in the mid-1920s.
Named for the French-language newspaper that led opposition to a 1922 state law requiring the use of English instead of French in parochial school classrooms, the episode embroiled the church and ended with the excommunication of militant Sentinellistes. "This is a very controversial exhibit," said Bacon.
Museum Staff, 3 Dec 2008 [cached]
Ray Bacon, Site Manager (401) 769-9675
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