Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tonight at New Haven Free Public Library

Here's the Library's official events page for "The Way We Worked."

New Haven Free Public Library will debut the Connecticut tour of the Smithsonian Institutions’s The Way We Worked traveling photographic exhibit at the Ives Main Library, 133 Elm St., beginning Saturday, December 7. The exhibit’s 86 photographs span the years 1857-1987 to document American workplaces, work clothing, working conditions and workplace conflicts. For more information please call Patrick McGowan at 203-946-7450.

Created by the Smithsonian Institution and drawing from the National Archives’ rich collections, The Way We Worked 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 130 years.

The Way We Worked has been made possible in Connecticut by Connecticut Humanities in partnership with Historic New England and is part of Connecticut at Work, an initiative of Connecticut Humanities.The exhibit was created by the National Archives and is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. For a calendar of events and more information, visit

This exhibit is part of a series of events which will last throughout mid-January. Stay tuned on the NHFPL web page for news and updates about more great events taking place at the New Haven Free Public Library. Also check out their new NHFPL on Vimeo channel if you have a chance!

Tonight there is an opening reception for the exhibit from 5pm-7pm.