Exhibit opens

The East Kentucky Science Center is opening a new exhibit this weekend.

“The Way We Worked” will open to the public at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Edwards Exhibit Hall at the EKSC. 

“Previously owned by the Smithsonian Institute, and now owned by Big Sandy Community and Technical College, this exhibit, adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives and Records Administration, explores how work has become a central element in American culture,” a press release said. “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 draws from the Archives’ rich collections, including historical photographs, archival accounts of workers, film, audio and interactives, to tell the compelling story of how work impacts our individual lives and the historical and cultural fabric of our communities.”

The exhibit was previously part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and the City of Prestonsburg funded the shipping of this exhibit from Florida to Prestonsburg several years ago. 

For more information, call EKSC Director Steve Russo at, (606) 889-4809 or email him at, srusso0002@kctcs.edu.

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