PROGRAM: The Way We Worked Tour

Presented by:
Maryland Humanities
Current Initiative: The Way We Worked National Partner: Smithsonian – Museum on Main Street Local Partner: Museums, Nonprofits, Other Subject: History, Other, Professional Development Audience: All, Rural Communities

Exhibition Tour Now Open at Allegany Museum!

Rediscover the strength and spirit of American workers by visiting The Way We Worked and exploring local companion exhibits at six locations across Allegany County.

From February 4 through March 24, 2017, Allegany Museum presents the exhibit along with the companion exhibit How Our Working Lives Have Changed: Allegany County, 1877-2017. Experience the development of safe workplaces, compensation for work-related death and injury, and the acceptance of unions through three dioramas: B&O and the Great Strike of 1877, Labor Day Marches and the Development of Unions, and The Celanese Corporation and the Struggle for Union Representation.

Upcoming Tour Dates and Locations:

  • Chestertown, Kent County (April 1- May 20, 2017)
  • Westminster, Carroll County (May 27 – July 15, 2017)
  • Brunswick, Frederick County (July 22-September 9, 2017)
  • Salisbury, Wicomico County (September 16-November 4, 2017)

About the Way We Worked

With their hands and minds hard at work and sweat on their brows, American workers perform a diverse array of jobs to power our society. Whether we work for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of ourselves and our families, work is a part of nearly every American’s life… Read more by visiting the council’s website using the button below.