The Way We Worked

Work in Maryland

With their hands and minds hard at work and sweat on their brows, American workers perform a diverse array of jobs to power our society. Whether we work for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of ourselves and our families, work is a part of nearly every American’s life. Office workers, factory workers, homemakers, truckers and the millions more who keep the nation going through their work make great contributions not only to industry, but also to American culture.

The diversity of the American workforce is one of its strengths, providing an opportunity to explore how people of all races and ethnicities identified commonalities and worked to knock down barriers in the professional world. This traveling exhibition shows how we identify with work – as individuals and as communities.

Learn more about Maryland Humanities Museum on Main Street Program

The Way We Worked is touring five Maryland communities from February 2017 – November 2017.