On Saturday, May 18, 2013 The Way We Worked,
a traveling Smithsonian exhibition opens in Ocean View at the Old Town Hall. Based on photographs from the National Archives as well as artifacts provided by local residents, the exhibit explores the importance of work in American culture by tracing the changes that have affected the workforce and work environment over the past 150 years.
The Way We Worked
gives visitors a chance to reflect on how changing technology and work attitudes shaped America and its transition from a farming culture to today's diverse workplace. Using large-format pictures, objects and interactive components, the exhibit will show how we identify with work, as individuals and as communities.
Complementing the exhibit are displays and artifacts of our local work culture here in southeast Sussex County. A look at salt making, chicken farming, life saving, and the rise of the tourist economy are presented by the historical societies of Fenwick Island, Ocean View and South Bethany and by the Cultural Affairs Committee of Bethany as well as the Town of Millville.
The exhibit is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10AM - 3PM beginning on May 18 and ending on June 23, 2013 at the Old Town Hall in Ocean View, 32 West Avenue.