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The Way We Worked

October 8 - November 5, 2011

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What is 'The Way We Worked'?

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  • was made possible in Ste.Genevieve by the Missouri Humanities Council
  • is an exhibition created by the National Archives
  • is part of Museum on Main Street
  • is a collaboration between the Smithsonian and State Humanities Councils nationwide
  • Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress
The traveling exhibit arrived in 12 rolling crates. Volunteers helped set it up at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center. The children are from Sacred Heart School of Ozora, Missouri. They are doing an alphabet eye spy activity.

The Local Exhibit

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Twenty-nine Days; Twenty-nine plus work-related themes

Introductory poster     Upload/TWWW/Recognition Poster.pdf

Listen to what more than 70 key professionals from Ste. Genevieve do at work every day, why it is important, how technology impacts their job, and how it connects to the local community. Thank you to our volunteers, Barbara Fitzgerald and Mary Peura, for arranging and conducting these interviews. Transcripts of the interviews are being produced. For information about receiving an interview transcript, please call 573-883-3105.

October 2011
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Health Care, Ambulance, Helicopter, Doctor’s Buggy, Mental Health
9

Art as Work, Promenade – Wood-cuts, Misselhorn, Plein Aire
10

Limestone
11

Manufacturing
12

Lead and Salt Mining
13

Communications, Media & Marketing
14

Government and Politics
15

Hunting, Fishing, & the Fur Trade
16

River Work, the Ferry, River Commerce
17

Working in Sports
18

Textiles & Clothing
19

Safety
20

Planes & Trains
21

Beauty and Hair Care
22
23

Food Production and Grocery Sales
24

Food Service
25

Wine & Beer
26

Hospitality
27

Tourism & Antiques
28

Banking and Finance
29

Construction
30

Historic Preservation
31

Childcare & Education
1

Religious Work
2

Military Service
3

Disaster Response
4

Entertainment
5

Cars,Trucks, & Big Equipment
The posters were augmented with borrowed artifacts and images arranged in the Misselhorn Gallery at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center.

Open Houses, Presentations and Heritage Days

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Many of the local businesses provided an open house on the day of the exhibit that focused on its field of work.


Ste. Genevieve Memorial Hospital Open House

Studio DLW Open House

Odile’s Linen & Lace Open House

Heritage Days – Rural Work

Eric Scott Open House

Kathy’s Pour les Femmes Open House

One of 3 Foundation for the Restoration of Ste. Genevieve lectures
Ste. Genevieve Herald Open House
Ste. Genevieve Herald Open House

Pete Rozier demonstrated tanning and beading
 

The Future of Work in Ste. Genevieve

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Vicky and Mat tie sound modules into egg cartons labeling the recordings by the student’s name, school and occupation.
Zuts helped install the display of student drawings
What the Linden Hall Gallery looked like with close to 500 student drawings

The Future of Work Poster

We involved every kindergarten and first grade student in the public schools of Ste. Genevieve County and the kindergarten, first, second, and some older grades in the Catholic schools of the county in predicting the Future of Work in Ste. Genevieve. Students answered the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” They drew themselves as adults engaged in their predicted occupation and they also made >a 10 second sound recording of their name, age, and desired occupation, which they received. The sound modules were purchased through a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council at a generous discount provided by AGC Sound. The lesson plans we created for this curriculum connection are available here: Curriculum Connection

Check out the student drawings

The Future of Work Poster