"The Way We Worked" Smithsonian Exhibit
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To correlate with the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, the History Museum has curated a local exhibit documenting the way Catawbans worked in five industries: Furniture, Textiles, Agriculture, Fiber Optics, and Ceramics. This local exhibit, including the community-curated wall will be available through December 2018.
The Way We Worked:
The Way We Worked was a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute documenting the history of labor in America. The exhibit ran from August 10 - September 18 at the History Museum of Catawba County in the 1924 Courthouse in downtown Newton, NC. Please note: The Way We Worked is no longer at the History Museum of Catawba County, but the local portion is still available for touring.
The Way We Worked has been made possible in Newton, North Carolina by the North Carolina Humanities Council. The Way We Worked, created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the North Carolina Humanities Council and made possible by support from the Porter Durham Family. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.