Smithsonian comes to Sarpy County

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 18:37:05-05
Tuesday, volunteers at the Sarpy County Museum were working hard hanging up historical artifacts from Valintine's Days past. Appropriate, because around the corner a love letter to the history of American labor is on display.
The exhibit, "The Way We Worked" is on loan from the Smithsonian. It takes selections from the more that 34 million photos in the national archives. Photos and videos come from documenting big government projects. They also include the history of the assembly line and technology and how workers changed too.
"My favorite part is the local tie, there's the Papillion bomber plant. It's neat to have that in the context of the national touring exhibit," said Executive Director Ben Justman.
They've made it interactive too. There's facts hidden behind interactive things like flip boards and workers hats, there's video and music playing. It's a trip down memory lane for some, a lovely look back at back in my day.