In 1894, a new national holiday was created -- a day when American workers could retreat from harsh work conditions and long hours to spend some time with family and friends. The holiday was called Labor Day.
One hundred twenty years later, the Labor Day tradition continues, with millions of Americans honoring the history of American work life each Sept.
This hour, we have a Labor Day celebration of our own with a conversation about the past, present, and future of work life here in our state. We highlight Connecticut Humanities’ year-long CT at Work program with a panel of historians and work experts.
Later, we also take look at the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition The Way We Worked, which is on display now at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry.
For more information about CT at Work, click here.
To learn more about The Way We Worked, click here.
- Jamie Eves - Executive Director of the Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic; Adjunct Professor at Eastern Connecticut State University
- Amy Trout - Curator at the Connecticut River Museum
- Joe Carbone - CEO of The WorkPlace
- Jennifer Pustz - Museum Historian at Historic New England