Six South Carolina Communities Are Selected to Host Smithsonian Exhibit in 2017!

TWWW-LogoSC Humanities is happy to announce that 6 small communities in South Carolina will have the opportunity to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked in 2017. The Way We Worked, adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.

SC Humanities offered an application opportunity to small museums, arts centers, libraries, and other community venues in South Carolina cities with fewer than 20,000 residents to host this interesting exhibit. Six communities were selected from among the many applicants, and the successful host sites are listed below. A detailed schedule will be available soon.


Dorchester County Archives and History Center
St. George, SC

Blythewood Historical Society
Blythewood, SC

Pickens County Museum of Art & History
Pickens, SC

City of Chester
Chester, SC

McClellanville Arts Council
McClellanville, SC

Black Creek Arts Council
Hartsville, SC

These host sites will have more than a year to plan for the exhibit’s arrival in their community and to coordinate collateral programming like local exhibits, events, and more. If you would like more information about The Way We Worked in South Carolina, please contact T.J. Wallace at or 803-771-2477. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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The Way We Worked is made possible in South Carolina through Museum on Main Street, a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Services and state humanities councils nationwide.

Top: Switchboard operators direct overseas calls, December 1943. National Archives, Records of the Women’s Bureau
Bottom: Mexican farm worker in lettuce field, Blythe, California, by Charles O’Rear, May 1972. National Archives, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency