On Display: January 2 - February 6, 2015
With busy hands and minds American workers perform a diverse array of jobs to power our society. Work is part of nearly every American’s life, whether for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of their families. In offices, factories, on the road, and at home millions keep the nation going through contributions to industry and American culture.
The Way We Worked, adapted from the original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affect the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibition draws from the National Archives’ rich collection to tell this compelling story. In addition, the exhibit will feature four local Get the Inside Story audio recordings highlighting businesses across Colorado.
More than Gold and Silver: Mining in Colorado
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Saturday, January 24, 2 p.m.
Join Historian James E. Fell, Jr., PhD, of the University of Colorado Denver as he discusses the impact of the mining industry in Colorado. Light Refreshments Served. We want your story!...stop by after the presentation to record your story or Download the app...Available for both iOS and Android devices, the Stories from Main Street app collects stories about American life. The app is an important tool in developing the Smithsonian's Oral Histories archive and collection and is a fun but important way for people to "get themselves into the Smithsonian!" Use your smartPhone to record your story about the American experience OR, listen to other stories from people just like you, across the United States.