WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln Community College, in cooperation with the Mississippi Humanities Council, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society when it hosts “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. “The Way We Worked” will be on view April 3, 2014, through May 9, 2014, in the Mutton Building on the Wesson Campus.
Co-Lin and the surrounding community of Wesson have been expressly chosen by the Mississippi Humanities Council to host “The Way We Worked” as part of the Museum on Main Street project – a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to ruralcultural organizations. The exhibition will tour six communities in Mississippi from October 2013 through July of 2014.
A local exhibit entitled, “The Way Wesson Worked: From Mill Town to College Town” will also be a part of the exhibit. Anyone with photographs or artifacts related to the history of Wesson and/or Co-Lin is asked to contact Pam Reid, Project Director, of Jeff Posey, Co-Director, at Co-Lin. Items such as work uniforms, tools, and even personal stories would be appreciated. There will also be a lineup of programs related to work topics during the course of the exhibit on the college campus. If achurch or civic group would like to hear about the exhibit in more detail, please contact Reid at (601) 643-8442, [email protected] or Posey at (601) 643-8411, [email protected] .