Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening reception last week and helped make it a great success. We hope you will continue to pass the word around to your union brothers and sisters and bring your family and friends to see the exhibit before Dec. 30th.
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As Geoff McDonald mentioned at the opening reception, “Most endeavors are born out of resentment. I was visiting the museum’s permanent Virginians at Work exhibit and although it’s a good exhibit, I realized it only told half the story. As we know, history is often the story of victors and by having the story of organized labor on exhibit is a victory in itself.”
The exhibit provides an in-depth look at the history of trade unionism in the Old Dominion, from its earliest stages with the Knights of Labor through the middle of the twentieth century. More than 75 items are on display that have been donated by many of our local unions ranging from photographs, union agreements, boycott notices, to meeting notes, propaganda posters and charters.
Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard