A new permanent labout history exhibit is opening and I would like to invite everyone interested in labour history told from the worker's and community viewpoint to attend the opening or just come and visit it when you are in the area.
The Cumberland Museum and Archives invites you to explore our new permanent labour history exhibit: Coal, Conflict and Community. Join us for an opening reception on January 31, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm. A curatorial talk takes place at 7pm, featuring this unique history, and some of the challenges and lessons learned from exploring this part of the community’s past.
The exhibit spans over one hundred years of working and labour history through interpretive panels, music, artwork, and illustrations. Highlights include an original mural created by artist David Lester, and inspired by Cumberland’s diverse communities. An illustrated labour history timeline created by the Graphic History Collective places Cumberland and local labour events within a larger Canadian context.