During 2018, six rural North Carolina communities are exploring the professions and people that sustain our American society as they host The Way We Worked, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition presented in collaboration with the North Carolina Humanities Council.

The exhibit began at Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society and will move to the Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History on March 20, followed by stops in Kenansville, Fayetteville, Newton and Cullowhee through the end of the calendar year.

The Way We Worked traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibition draws from the National Archives' rich collection of photographs, archival accounts, film, audio and interactive items, to tell the compelling story of how work impacts our individual lives and the historical and cultural fabric of our nation.

Host sites will augment the Smithsonian's exhibit with their own regional stories, artifacts and programs to create a unique, local experience.

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will host the exhibit March 20th through April 28th, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 24th. The March 24th opening will be free and open to the public.

You can learn more by calling (828) 295 - 9099 or online at BlowingRockMuseum.org.