Arts & Culture
3:19 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Woonsocket's Museum Of Work & Culture Founder Retires

Tuesday is the last day on the job for Raymond Bacon, co-manager of Woonsocket’s Museum of Work & Culture. Bacon’s retirement ends 16 years working at the museum.

Before his time at the museum, Bacon spent 30 years as a high school teacher. Before that he worked his way through college at The French Worsted Mill. That experience, Bacon said, helped connect him to the people whose lives are chronicled at the Museum of Work and Culture. He said he knew some of the people in the pictures on display.

“And others that go way back, I’m looking at how they work and the hours they put in. They were the Industrial Revolution, they didn’t know it at the time, said Bacon. "It’s like anything in history while you’re going through it you don’t realize it. But they’re the ones who created this country.”

Bacon said he’ll fill his retirement spending time with his wife, four kids and seven grandkids.

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