MHC Accepting Applications to Host Smithsonian Exhibit

NEWS RELEASE

LANSING— The Michigan Humanities Council is now accepting applications from rural libraries and museums interested in hosting a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit in their community.

Six organizations in rural communities (populations less than 20,000) will be selected to host The Way We Worked from October 2014 through July 2015. The deadline to apply is Aug. 27; more information and the application can be found at www.michiganhumanities.org/programs/museum.

The Way We Worked is adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, and draws from the Archives’ rich photographic collections to tell the story of work in American culture over the past 150 years. Using large-format pictures, objects and interactive components, the exhibit shows how we identify with work, as individuals and communities. Host communities will complement the exhibit with public programming focused on their local work history. Examples include lectures, discussion programs, photo exhibitions, and community-based documentaries. Exhibition-related expenses are covered by MHC.

The exhibit consists of five free-standing sections with video, audio and interactive components, along with artifacts mounted in cases and exhibition banners.

All interested organizations should review the eligibility and site requirements found on the application form. Applications can be submitted by mail or email to the addresses found on the application. With questions, please contact MHC Program Officer Gina Schreck – (517) 372-7770 or gschreck@mihumanities.org.

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