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The Way We Worked      [ back ]
Date October 15 - October 22, 2011

Imagine working in a coal mine. Or in a steel mill. Or at a telephone switchboard. The Way We Worked, an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution examines how and why we worked during the 20th century. Spanning the years 1857-1987, the exhibition’s 86 black-and-white and color photographs document, in rich visual detail, American workplaces, work clothing, working conditions, and workplace conflicts. The exhibit includes award-winning photography from the Pocahontas Historic Preservation project which detail the difficult, dangerous life loggers had along the river. More than just pictures, this exhibit includes activities and projects to tantalize and enrich the senses. Taste a wood hick lunch, sit in an authentic replica of the cooking arcs that escorted the logging runs down the Greenbrier River, listen to the readings of Louise McNeill Pease, hear the music and melodies of banjos and fiddles as people sought some relief from the hard day’s work. Register for a free train trip from Cass Scenic Railroad. This program brought to Marlinton by the WV Humanities Council and the Living Classroom of the Pocahontas County CVB.

 
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