Cape Verdean Museum Exhibit

★★★★★
  • 1003 Waterman Ave

    East Providence, RI 02914

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  • 401-228-7292

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Tues, Thu, 1pm - 5pm; Sat, noon - 4pm; Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun, closed; group visits by appointment

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I was excited to see this museum because I've never been here before but there was an article in the Boston Globe about it. There are some great photos and I found myself engrossed in handmade crafts from the women of Cape Verde. They make beautiful fabrics called "Panos" and lace and ceramics. There are also photos and documents showing how the Cape Verdes immigrated to the US and a large display on Independence from Portugal (1975) which interestingly had a very female presence behind it.

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I was excited to see this museum because I've never been here before but there was an article in the Boston Globe about it. There are some great photos and I found myself engrossed in handmade crafts from the women of Cape Verde. They make beautiful fabrics called "Panos" and lace and ceramics. There are also photos and documents showing how the Cape Verdes immigrated to the US and a large display on Independence from Portugal (1975) which interestingly had a very female presence behind it.

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Viva Cabo Verde! Rhode Island has a large CV population and this museum shows you how far that history goes back and into stories of Africa and Portugal. I liked the photos- there are so many historical shots from a part of Providence that no longer exists.

CVs have their Independence Day in Roger Williams Park every summer and the museum also has a music festival in August- all very fun!

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Viva Cabo Verde! Rhode Island has a large CV population and this museum shows you how far that history goes back and into stories of Africa and Portugal. I liked the photos- there are so many historical shots from a part of Providence that no longer exists.

CVs have their Independence Day in Roger Williams Park every summer and the museum also has a music festival in August- all very fun!

Pros: Arts and crafts, cranberry pickers and whalers

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The museum was started only a few years ago but it already has grown into something special. The collection is eclectic- ranging from photos of the whaling ships many Cape Verdeans and their ancestors arrived in Rhode Island and Mass aboard, to a cool set of the handicrafts made by women back on the islands. There is also a comprehensive library (small, but it covers as much history as any other library around) and some great old photos of Fox Point's longshoremen, many of whom were Cape Verdean. It's easy to forget the hardship of this group of people and how they have contributed to New England's culture, but this museum puts it all together with compassion.

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The museum was started only a few years ago but it already has grown into something special. The collection is eclectic- ranging from photos of the whaling ships many Cape Verdeans and their ancestors arrived in Rhode Island and Mass aboard, to a cool set of the handicrafts made by women back on the islands. There is also a comprehensive library (small, but it covers as much history as any other library around) and some great old photos of Fox Point's longshoremen, many of whom were Cape Verdean. It's easy to forget the hardship of this group of people and how they have contributed to New England's culture, but this museum puts it all together with compassion.

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This museum is only a few years old but it already is has an ambitious perspective on Cape Verdean-American life. In a small space it covers so many different parts of our history and culture, you'll want to spend hours there. It's fun to look at the photos and read the exhibits and find relatives or see where your ancestors came from. There are lots of photos of the islands and maps and it makes for a really education trip. I am so happy Cape Verdeans finally have a place like this.

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This museum is only a few years old but it already is has an ambitious perspective on Cape Verdean-American life. In a small space it covers so many different parts of our history and culture, you'll want to spend hours there. It's fun to look at the photos and read the exhibits and find relatives or see where your ancestors came from. There are lots of photos of the islands and maps and it makes for a really education trip. I am so happy Cape Verdeans finally have a place like this.

Pros: Artifacts you'll never find anywhere else

Cons: Small space

 

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