“The Way We Worked” Traveling Exhibit

Stevens County Library hosts Smithsonian exhibition about working

Hugoton, KS – The Stevens County Library in Hugoton, Kansas will host “The Way
We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition from October 27, 2012 –
December 9, 2012 at the Stevens County Library, 500 S. Monroe, Hugoton KS. Stevens
County Library is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.
– 5:00 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Contact the Eunice Schroeder,
Director of the Stevens County Library at 620-544-2301 for more information. The
exhibition is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

Young loom workers at Bibb Mill No. 1 in Macon, Georgia, by Lewis W. Hine, January 1909. National Archives, Records of the Children’s Bureau

“The Way We Worked” explores the stories of America’s workers and invites us
to consider how the workplace and workforce have changed over time. Through
photographs from the National Archives, audio and video clips, and hands-on
components, Kansans will discover how, together, our work makes America.

As part of the display, the library will host a local exhibit of the way Southwest Kansas
worked, with a display of oil and gas memorabilia from the Stevens County Gas and
Historical Museum, as well as several additional programs of local interest.
“The Way We Worked” tours six Kansas communities in 2012 and 2013. Other host
communities include: Coronado Quivira Museum, Lyons; High Plains Museum, Goodland; National Orphan Train Complex, Concordia;
Lumberyard Arts Center, Baldwin City; and Miners Hall Museum, Franklin.

“The Way We Worked” Kansas tour is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council in
partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program. Support
for “The Way We Worked” Kansas tour has been provided by the Ross and Marianna
Beach Foundation. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United
States Congress.

The Kansas Humanities Council conducts and supports community-based humanities
programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and
encourages Kansans to participate in their communities. For more information about the
Kansas Humanities Council visit www.kansashumanities.org.

For more information about “The Way We Worked” in Hugoton contact the Stevens
County Library at 620-544-2301or visit www.stevenscountylibrary.com.

The Way We Worked has been made possible in Hugoton, Kansas at the Stevens County Library by the Kansas Humanities Council.
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.