“The Way We Worked” opens soon with local stories

Seven Nebraska museums are preparing local components for the upcoming tour of Museum on Main Street’s “The Way We Worked.” The exhibition was adapted from an installation at
Smithsonian National Museum and comes here with the support of the John W. Carson Fund at Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Union Pacific and Brown Transfer Company.

Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering will highlight the stories of those who worked to survive the rugged High Plains when they have the exhibit September 16 through October 16.

The Plainsman Museum in Aurora will explore the diverse cultures of local settlers, farming families, and industries that once thrived in the area. See it October 27 to November 25.

The Sarpy County Museum in Bellevue will focus on a local shift from agriculture to urban businesses with the stories of the Martin Bomber Plant, Offutt Air Force Base and Papillion’s history as an 1870s railroad town December 9 to January 7.

Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk will compare the work it took to settle the area to today’s jobs. While they host the exhibition January 20 to February 18, the museum will collect interviews for the “My Nebraska” oral history project.

MOMS_PloughingThe Hastings Museum will feature the Dutton-Lainson Company, the Naval Ammunition Depot, and Kool-Aid’s Edwin Perkins when the exhibition is there March 2 through April 1.

The Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center in North Platte will work with the Lincoln County Historical Museum to highlight local railroad work,  ranching and farming from April 11 through May 13.

The Platte County Museum in Columbus will showcase area manufacturers, businesses and farming during the last leg of the tour, May 27 through June 26.



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