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The Way We Worked Special Exhibit Reception

October 29, 2021 | 5 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
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In-Person Introduction
Three Time Slots Available
5-5:30pm | 5:30-6pm | 6-6:30pm

Zoom Introduction
6:30-7pm

Special Exhibit Reception
Friday, October 29, 5:00-7:00 pm

We will offer three 30-minute slots for a curatorial introduction to the exhibit. Each slot can accommodate up to 20 people, signing up for their preferred slot on a first-come, first-served basis. The slots are 5:00—5:30pm, 5:30—6:00pm, and 6:00—6:30pm. We will then offer a 6:30—7:00pm virtual reception slot, which can be accessed via Zoom. Please RSVP by October 26.

The Way We Worked
The Way We Worked, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution that explores the history and diversity of work in America, will be at the museum from October 30 through January 23, 2022.Workers are the backbone of American society. Known for their strong work ethic, Americans invest themselves physically, emotionally, and intellectually in their work. American jobs are as diverse as the American workforce. The opportunity provided by work is central to the American dream and has attracted people to better lives in America. With strength, ingenuity, creativity, thoughtfulness, and heroics, American workers keep our economy and our society up and running.

This Smithsonian exhibit, adapted from one developed by theNational Archives and drawing from their rich collections,explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.The exhibition tells this compelling story of American work through engaging text panels, objects, and A/V elements. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate,will supplement the exhibit with panels and objects related to the history of work in our local community and region, along with a variety of public programming.