The Way We Worked

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Young women delivering ice, 1918. National Archives, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs


The Sarpy County Museum is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a host site for the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, The Way We Worked. The Sarpy County Museum is the only location in Nebraska, west of Lincoln, to be selected. It will be on display from December 9, 2015 through January 7, 2016.

The Way We Worked is adapted from an original exhibit on display at the Smithsonian. It 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. This exhibit will feature a local component that highlights Sarpy County’s shift from a rural to metropolitan community, the impact of the Martin Bomber plant, and historic downtown Papillion. Weekly programs will compliment the exhibit. Further details about these programs will be released as they become available.

Admission to the museum is free. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, email or call (402) 292-1880.

The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, 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.







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