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August 29, 2013

A history of how Haverhill and America worked

City's museum hosts Smithsonian exhibit

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A 30-minute video of three residents talking about working in the leather and shoe industries is part of the exhibit.

“The Way We Worked,” adapted from an original exhibit 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 exhibit draws from National Archives collections, including historical photographs, archival accounts of workers, film, audio and interactives, to tell the story of workers’ lives and the historical and cultural fabric of communities.

IF YOU GO

:What: “The Way We Worked,” a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, and “The Way Haverhill Worked,” a collection of images from Haverhill businesses past and present

Where: Haverhill Historical Society/Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St.

When: Now through Oct. 6, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information: Call 978-374-4626, online at www.haverhillhistory.org

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