A focus on the history of work at a Smithsonian exhibit in Hyrum

Currently running at the Hyrum City Museum is a traveling Smithsonian exhibit entitled “The Way We Worked”. The exhibit features photographs from the national archives as well as interactive components which share the effects of industrialization, urbanization, immigration, labor unrest, wars, and economic depression on regular, everyday Americans from the years 1857 to 1987.

To accompany the Smithsonian, the Hyrum City Museum will also be curating a local component of the exhibition, entitled: ‘Tradition and Innovation: Working Together in Hyrum’, as well as ‘A Work Worth Doing’. On KVNU’s For the People program last week, museum director Jami Van Huss talked about how the museum was able to host this exhibit.

“The woman that is the states coordinator of this whole statewide tour, it’s touring through the whole state throughout 2017..is a friend and colleague of mine. We were speaking at a conference, a couple of years ago.”

Van Huss continued “And she mentioned this was coming and she knew that we had been working on some expansion space and doing some things and asked if we would be interested because it’s been several years…I think since the ‘90’s (that) we had anything like this up here from the Smithsonian”

The exhibit runs through May 13th. Van Huss gave praise and thanks to Hyrum City, and the administration, for providing the space for a museum that can host things like this. The museum is located at 50 W. Main in Hyrum in the same building with the Hyrum Library. Hours of operation are Tuesdays & Thursdays from noon to 6p.m. and Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10a.m. to 3p.m. You can get more information at www.hyrumcitymuseum.org

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