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"In History's Wake, the Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island"
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Sun 10:00 AM-Fri 4:00 PM
Cost: Adults: $8, Seniors: $6, Students: $6, Children under 10: FREE with adult, RIHS Members: FREE
The Museum of Work and Culture
42 South Main Street
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The Museum of Work & Culture and Historic New England invite you to view an exciting new exhibition titled In History’s Wake, The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island.
In History’s Wake features forty photographs by Markham Starr that capture the stories of the state’s trap fishermen and women. Working with the last four trap fishing families in the Narragansett Bay area, Starr spent time on the docks, went to sea with the fishermen, and photographed them at work. The black and white images of the exhibit are accompanied by oral histories documenting the industry before it disappears. The exhibit will run from April 15 to June 15, 2012.
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.