The Way We Worked Tour

Exhibition Now Open

at Sumner Hall

Rediscover the strength and spirit of American workers by visiting "The Way We Worked" and exploring local programming spanning more than 30 events across Kent County.

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From March 31 through May 20, 2017, Sumner Hall (G.A.R. Post #25) will host the exhibition, along with its principal partner Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, and will feature nearly 30 companion exhibits and programs across the county highlighting Kent County’s work history.


Tour Schedule

February 4–March 24, 2017 Western Maryland Heritage Association, Cumberland, Allegany County
March 31–May 20, 2017 Sumner Hall (G.A.R. Post 15), Chestertown, Kent County
May 26–July 14, 2017 Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, Carroll County
July 22–September 9, 2017 Brunswick Heritage Museum, Brunswick, Frederick County
September 15–November 4, 2017 Salisbury University Art Galleries, Salisbury, Wicomico County

About The Way We Worked
With their hands and minds hard at work and sweat on their brows, American workers perform a diverse array of jobs to power our society. Whether we work for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of ourselves and our families, work is a part of nearly every American’s life. Office workers, factory workers, homemakers, truckers and the millions more who keep the nation going through their work make great contributions not only to industry, but also to American culture. The diversity of the American workforce is one of its strengths, providing an opportunity to explore how people of all races and ethnicities identified commonalities and worked to knock down barriers in the professional world. And, finally, the exhibition shows how we identify with work – as individuals and as communities.

Featured 2017 Tour Partner

Baltimore Museum of Industry
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Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. logo
Maryland Humanities is a statewide, educational 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.
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