U.S. Congressman Luetkemeyer to Help Open Smithsonian Exhibit 

Churchill Memorial 

The Way We WorkedU.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer announced plans today to help cut the ribbon at the public ceremony and reception to open the first ever Smithsonian Institution exhibition at the National Churchill Museum from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Museum.

State Representative Jeanie Riddle and Fulton Mayor Leroy Benton will join Congressman Luetkemeyer along with members of the Callaway County Chamber Ambassadors. 

Entitled “The Way We Work,” the exhibit shares the stories of how work became a central element in American culture and the many changes affecting the workforce and the work environment over the past 100 years.  The exhibit contains a local section, The Kingdom at Work, which was lead by the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society with components added by the local labor training facilities and labor unions and focuses on the history of work in Callaway County and the surrounding area.

The ribbon cutting and reception are free and open to the public.  Admission to the exhibition and the regular Museum exhibits are free during the reception hours.

Visitors can tour the exhibition at the Museum February 11-March 10.

This traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition is sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council’s Museum on Main Street program.  Missouri is the first state to receive this exhibit, which is visiting five additional Missouri cities throughout 2011 and 2012.