Maryland Humanities and Brunswick Heritage Museum Receive $10,000 Grant

December 21, 2016


Grant Will Support Museum’s Public Programming
for Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition
The Way We Worked

(Baltimore and Brunswick) –Maryland Humanities is pleased to announce that along with partner the Brunswick Heritage Museum it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Delaplaine Foundation. The grant will support the Museum’s companion exhibits and public humanities programming for the traveling Smithsonian exhibition The Way We Worked, which is coming to Brunswick in July 2017 through a partnership with Maryland Humanities.

The Way We Worked will tour throughout Maryland from February to November 2017 and showcase Maryland’s unique work stories and history. In addition to the Brunswick Heritage Museum, host sites include Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Post # 25: Sumner Hall in Chestertown, Salisbury University Art Galleries in Salisbury, and Western Maryland Heritage Association in Cumberland.

“We are thrilled to receive support from the Delaplaine Foundation for the public programming and companion exhibits to The Way We Worked in Frederick County. Our goal for this traveling exhibition program is to engage our local communities through the humanities and spark important conversations about their past, present, and future. This generous grant will allow us and our partners at the Brunswick Heritage Museum to accomplish that goal through dynamic public programming highlighting Brunswick’s labor history and the people behind it,” said Phoebe Stein, executive director of Maryland Humanities.

“The Board of Directors for the Brunswick Heritage Museum is so happy to receive this funding from the Delaplaine Foundation.  The funds will allow the Museum to improve the interpretation of our artifacts to properly tell the story of ‘The Way Brunswick Worked,’” said James R. Castle, President of the Brunswick Heritage Museum.

The Way We Worked is the fifth Museum on Main Street (MoMS) project brought to small communities throughout Maryland by Maryland Humanities. Adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, 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 150 years. Each of the five sites chosen will host the exhibit for six weeks and develop a complementary exhibit highlighting their community’s local work stories and histories. Local exhibits and related programming will highlight the often-untold stories of people in each host site’s community.

More information about The Way We Worked and its five stops throughout Maryland can be found at



 Maryland Humanities is a statewide nonprofit organization that creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities. For more information, visit Maryland Humanities is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Maryland, private foundations, corporations, small businesses, and individual donors.

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