Smithsonian exhibit opens at Air Mobility Command Museum March 1

February 28, 2013

A new exhibit, The Way We Worked, will open Friday, March 1, at the Air Mobility Command Museum on Dover Air Force Base.

Created by the Smithsonian Institution and sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum, The Way We Worked explores the importance of work in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.

This exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to reflect on how changing technology and attitudes shaped the American workforce. It explores many aspects, from child labor and dangerous workplaces to transitioning from a farming culture to today’s diverse workplace.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit uses large-format pictures, objects and interactive components to show how people identify with work as individuals and as communities.

“The Air Mobility Command Museum will add an aviation flair to this traveling exhibit with a display of unusual tools used on military aircraft from World War II to today,” said Museum Executive Director Mike Leister.

Admission and parking are free, and photography is allowed. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.

Access to the AMC Museum is from Delaware Route 9, just one-half mile from Exit 91 off U.S. 113/Route 1 south of Dover Air Force Base.

For more information, contact Leister at 302-677-5938.