The LeFlore County Historical Society, in cooperation with Oklahoma Humanities, continues its exploration of the American workforce as it hosts the local showing of “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. “The Way We Worked” will be on display Friday through Nov. 11 at the LeFlore County Museum at Hotel Lowrey, 303 Dewey Ave. in Poteau. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
“The Way We Worked,” adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives and Records Administration, explores how work has become a central element in American culture. It traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years, including the growth of manufacturing and increasing use of technology. The exhibition includes photographs, archival accounts of works, film, audio and interactives, and tells the story of how work impacts our individual lives and the historical and cultural fabric of our communities.
“The Way We Worked” is part of the Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, state humanities councils across the nation and local host institutions. Visit www.museumonmainstreet.org, www.sites.si.edu or www.okhumanities.org for information on the program.
Call LeFlore County Museum director Bonnie Prigmore at (918) 647-9330 to arrange tours.