Coal, Conflict and Community

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kropotkin1951
Coal, Conflict and Community

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.

http://www.cumberlandmuseum.ca/events/coal-conflict-and-community-exhibi...

kropotkin1951

I can't help but brag. Our local museum is the recipient of the 2019 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. My wife and a couple of her co-organizers will be Ottawa next weekend to accept the award and go to a conference.

To mark the centenary of Ginger Goodwin’s death, the Cumberland Museum and Archives led a series of programs and events that engaged the public with history through artistic, academic and immersive experiences. The activities were dynamic and participatory — including tours, workshops, music, lectures, visual art and historical re-enactments — and examined the historical and contemporary questions of social justice, work, ethnicity, and gender.

The events culminated with an emotional community re-enactment of Goodwin’s funeral. The commemoration of Ginger Goodwin’s life and death sparked a renewed interest and re-examination of this pivotal moment in Canadian labour history.

This project was planned over the course of two years in collaboration with historians, municipal representatives, artists, writers and volunteers. Its success is a testament to the organizers’ vision and commitment to community engagement.

https://www.canadashistory.ca/awards/governor-general-s-history-awards/a...