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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Way We Worked

The Mary H. Weir Public Library has been extremely fortunate in being selected as one of the sites in West Virginia to host a traveling exhibit "The Way We Worked" The exhibit will open November 1st and continue through December 10th. Other local organizations are working to make this a community wide event with speakers and displays at several locations, including a photographic display of workers in The Gallery behind the library organized by the Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club.

The following events have been planned:

Nov. 1 - Songs of the American Worker - Bob Willits at the Mary H. Weir Public Library at 6 p.m.

Nov. 5 - Before the Steel Age: Workers in Northwestern Virginia 1820-1880 - Dr. Charles Keeney of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College at the Mary H. Weir Public Library at 2 p.m.

Nov. 8 - Songs of the American Worker - Bob Willits; Domestic Work: Keeping the Home Fires Burning - Janet Keller; Apple Orchards - Fred Miller; Homer Laughlin China: Beginning of the Pottery - David Conley all at Swaney Memorial Library in New Cumberland starting at 6 p.m.

Nov. 10 - Songs of the American Worker - Bob Willits at the Lynn Murray Memorial Library in Chester at 6 p.m.

Nov. 14 - Italian Immigration and Labor in the Weirton and Steubenville Area -  Professor Richard Lizza, formerly of West Liberty University at Mary H. Weir Public Library at 6 p.m.

Nov. 15 - Finding Something to Rejoice About: Accommodation and Resistance Among African Americans in Weirton 1920-1980 - Dr. Lou Martin of Chatham University at Mary H. Weir Public Library at 6 p.m.

Nov. 16 - Weirton Steel and World War II - Paul J. Zuros local historian at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center at 6 p.m.

Nov. 17 - Industry Comes to the Ohio Valley - Dr. David Javersak formerly of West Liberty University at Mary H. Weir Public Library at 6 p.m.

Nov. 19 - Women and Weirton Steel - Thais Blatnik, former Weirton Steel employee at Mary H. Weir Public Library at 1 p.m.

Nov. 29 - West Virginia and its Natural Resources (1951 Film) at theWeirton Area Museum and Cultural Center at 6 p.m.

Nov. 30 - Weirton, USA (1953 Film) at theWeirton Area Museum and Cultural Center at 6 p.m.

Dec. 1 - The History of the Dry Cleaning Industry - Steve Mindzak, Weirton businessman for 53 years, at the Mary H. Weir Public Library at 6 p.m.

Dec. 6 - Tinplate (1958 Film) at theWeirton Area Museum and Cultural Center at 6 p.m.

Dec. 7 - Medical Profession History - Dr. Juginder K. Luthra at theWeirton Area Museum and Cultural Center at 6 p.m.

Dec. 8 - Walter Reuther and the American Labor Movement - Professor Brent Carney of Eastern Gateway Community College at Mary H. Weir Public Library at 6 p.m.

The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of the 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.

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