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Raymond H. Bacon

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Phone: (401) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: r***@***.org
Museum of Work and Culture
42 South Main St Market Square
Woonsocket , Rhode Island 02895
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Woonsocket Historic Districts Commission
  • Member
    Woonsocket Centennial Committee


  • St. Ann Parochial School
  • St. Francis High School
  • bachelor's degree
    Providence College
  • master's degree , American History
61 Total References
Web References
American-French Genealogical Society: AFGS Hall of Fame Class of 2010, 6 Oct 2014 [cached]
Raymond H. Bacon Co-Director, Museum of Work and Culture Historian, Retired Woonsocket Educator
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Raymond H. Bacon
Raymond H. Bacon was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He attended St. Ann Parochial School in the city and later graduated from St. Francis High School in Biddeford, Maine in 1954. He is a veteran of the United States Army and served in Iceland.
After his discharge from the service, Raymond enrolled in Providence College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1962. He was in the American History Fellowship Program at Illinois State University and received his master's degree in American History. He also holds a MAT in History from Rhode Island College. Bacon began his teaching career at Woonsocket High School that same year and remained there as a history teacher until his retirement in 1992. During those years he was involved in the introduction and teaching of local history. He has also authored and coauthored works dealing with Woonsocket history, including multi-media presentations.
For many years Raymond has been involved with several civic and community activities. He was a member of the Woonsocket Bicentennial Committee and the Woonsocket Centennial Committee. He is a member of the Woonsocket Historic Districts Commission.
In 1989, he was appointed by Woonsocket Mayor Charles C. Baldelli to examine the feasibility of creating a museum in the city. Bacon participated in a series of workshops and seminars about the project and eventually was charged with selecting a designer and creating a story line for the proposed Museum of Work and Culture. Ray was later hired as a consultant to help gather artifacts and material for the exhibits and media productions.
In 1997, Bacon was appointed by the Rhode Island Historical Society as the first manager of the Museum of Work and Culture. He currently shares that position with Anne Conway. Raymond is married to Simone (Bousquet) Bacon.
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.
Rhode Island Historical Society, 4 July 2013 [cached]
Ray Bacon, Co-Site Director
Museum Staff, 3 Dec 2008 [cached]
Ray Bacon, Site Manager (401) 769-9675
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