Connecticut Work Life: Past, Present, and Future

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