The Way We Worked in the North Country - Book Discussion/Lecture Series

White Mountains Community College Fortier Library and the Berlin Public Library are pleased to announce they will co-host a book discussion/panel discussion/lecture series entitled "The Way We Worked in the North Country" starting on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7 p.m. at White Mountains Community College's Fortier Library with funding provided by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The series is in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's The Way We Worked traveling exhibit. The sessions will explore the topic of work. Suzanne Brown, Dartmouth Professor, and local writer, Craig Doherty, will lead the book discussions in the series. We will also have a panel discussion on the history of working in the North Country and Jennifer Pustz, Museum Historian at Historic New England, will give a talk on the history of domestic servants in New England.

The first book discussion will be held at the WMCC Fortier Library on Wednesday, August 29th at 7.p.m. with Suzanne Brown leading a discussion of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Craig Doherty will come to the college on Wednesday, September 26th at 7 p.m. to discuss Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting by in America.

On Wednesday, November 14th, the college will host a panel discussion on working in the North Country in the 20th century. The panelists will include Jim Wagner who managed the Brown Company/James River mill in Berlin for many years; White Mountain Lumber's Barry Kelley; Bill Thomas, who worked for 40 years for Brown Company's (and later James River) Woods Department; and Linda Upham-Bornstein from Plymouth State University, on women working in the Berlin area, with Craig Doherty acting as moderator. The final session of the series will be on Wednesday, November 28th at 7 p.m. with Jennifer Pustz talking about the history of domestic servants in New England.

The Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, The Way We Worked, will be on display in the WMCC Fortier Library from November 5th through December 19th. This exhibit is adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives.The Way We Worked explores the significance of work in American culture by tracing the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments throughout history. It draws from the Archives' rich photographic collections to tell this compelling story.

All four sessions of the series will be held at the Fortier Library at White Mountains Community College. Copies of the books will be available for loan at both the White Mountains Community College Fortier Library and Berlin Public Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Berlin Public Library at 752-5210 or the WMCC Fortier Library at 752-1113 x 3086.

White Mountains Community College Fortier Library and the Berlin Public Library are pleased to announce they will co-host a book discussion/panel discussion/lecture series entitled "The Way We Worked in the North Country" starting on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7 p.m. at White Mountains Community College's Fortier Library with funding provided by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The series is in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's The Way We Worked traveling exhibit. The sessions will explore the topic of work. Suzanne Brown, Dartmouth Professor, and local writer, Craig Doherty, will lead the book discussions in the series. We will also have a panel discussion on the history of working in the North Country and Jennifer Pustz, Museum Historian at Historic New England, will give a talk on the history of domestic servants in New England.

The first book discussion will be held at the WMCC Fortier Library on Wednesday, August 29th at 7.p.m. with Suzanne Brown leading a discussion of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Craig Doherty will come to the college on Wednesday, September 26th at 7 p.m. to discuss Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting by in America.

On Wednesday, November 14th, the college will host a panel discussion on working in the North Country in the 20th century. The panelists will include Jim Wagner who managed the Brown Company/James River mill in Berlin for many years; White Mountain Lumber's Barry Kelley; Bill Thomas, who worked for 40 years for Brown Company's (and later James River) Woods Department; and Linda Upham-Bornstein from Plymouth State University, on women working in the Berlin area, with Craig Doherty acting as moderator. The final session of the series will be on Wednesday, November 28th at 7 p.m. with Jennifer Pustz talking about the history of domestic servants in New England.

The Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, The Way We Worked, will be on display in the WMCC Fortier Library from November 5th through December 19th. This exhibit is adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives.The Way We Worked explores the significance of work in American culture by tracing the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments throughout history. It draws from the Archives' rich photographic collections to tell this compelling story.

All four sessions of the series will be held at the Fortier Library at White Mountains Community College. Copies of the books will be available for loan at both the White Mountains Community College Fortier Library and Berlin Public Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Berlin Public Library at 752-5210 or the WMCC Fortier Library at 752-1113 x 3086.

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