The Western Maryland Heritage Association is presenting exhibitions about "The Way We Worked" at six locations in Allegany County beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Visitors will be invited to spend the opening day visiting the following locations:
- Williams Museum in Westernport - migrant labor at the Luke Paper Mill
- Frostburg Museum - coal miners
- Mountain City Traditional Arts - farm work
- C. Gilchrist Gallery and Museum - historical glass display
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Visitor Center - displays recreating the working lives of canal boatmen, mule drivers, boatyard workers, lock tenders
- Gordon Roberts House Museum - servant life of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
The last stop on the tour will be the Allegany Museum, which hosts the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition. This visit will be enhanced by the museum's series of diaoramas illustrating changes in workers' lives as they took place in Cumberland from 1877 to date.
The Grand Opening of "The Way We Worked" will be held at the Allegany Museum on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 5 p.m. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.