Accidents at The Point: 1990 Explosion

on August 9, 2021 Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem Steel Legacy Project, Contemporary Work Issues, In the Community, Industrial Heritage, Stories and Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , with 0 comments
Black and white photo of blast furnace L, a triangular shaped blast furnace. Blast furnace “L”, or “Big L”, in 1978 after it was finished and ready for work.

By Clair Volkening The Explosion In a previous post, I recounted the story of an explosion at Sparrows Point in 1891 which killed four steelworkers. That explosion was one of countless accidents over the mill’s history that injured or killed steelworkers. Now, we move one-hundred years into the future, to 1990, to tell the story […]

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Circle time with Mr. Cork

on May 4, 2021 Community Partnerships, Contemporary Work Issues, Education with 0 comments

The Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates the dignity of work, and can provide a forum for exploring such issues as workers’ rights and workplace equity, providing historical context for contemporary issues that impact our community.

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Makers Unite! Baltimore Makers’ Response to COVID-19

on April 24, 2021 Community Partnerships, Contemporary Work Issues, Education with 0 comments

The Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates the dignity of work, and can provide a forum for exploring such issues as workers’ rights and workplace equity, providing historical context for contemporary issues that impact our community.

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Writers LIVE! Alec MacGillis

on April 1, 2021 Community Partnerships, Contemporary Work Issues, Education with 0 comments

About the Book From the publishers: Alec MacGillis’s Fulfillment is not another inside account or exposé of our most conspicuously dominant company. Rather, it is a literary investigation of the America that falls within that company’s growing shadow. As MacGillis shows, Amazon’s sprawling network of delivery hubs, data centers, and corporate campuses epitomizes a land […]

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Tomatoes & Ptomaines

on March 25, 2021 Contemporary Work Issues, Education with 0 comments

Old Line Plate is a website dedicated to exploring the foodways and cooking traditions of Maryland. For more than 10 years, Kara Mae Harris has been documenting her journey to find, cook, and eat historic, local recipes. Ms. Harris also maintains a Maryland Recipe Index with over 32,000 listings. Learn more from WYPR or Chesapeake […]

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Industry in Outer Space: AR + Astronauts

on March 25, 2021 Contemporary Work Issues, Education with 0 comments

This program was a partnership with the Applied Information Technology program within the Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies at The University of Baltimore (UB). UB’s “AstroBees” are participating in NASA’s Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (SUITS) Design Challenge. This activity provides students with a real-word design experience supporting the Artemis mission to […]

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Workplace Matters: Unions + Workers’ Safety During the Pandemic

on November 13, 2020 Community Partnerships, Contemporary Work Issues with 0 comments

Unions + Workers’ Safety During the Pandemic The Baltimore Museum of Industry partnered with leaders from the Maryland & DC AFL-CIO for a conversation about the role of unions during the pandemic. What protections are in place, and how can unions ensure all working people are treated fairly in the era of COVID-19? Wednesday, September […]

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Black Workers in Baltimore Virtual Tour

on November 7, 2020 Community Partnerships, Contemporary Work Issues with 0 comments

 

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Workplace Matters: Migrant Worker Women in Maryland’s Crab Industry

on October 29, 2020 Community Partnerships, Contemporary Work Issues with 0 comments

About the Presenters Moderator Lindsey Baker is the Executive Director of Maryland Humanities and co-founder of Baker Cruz Services. She has a Master’s in History and Museum Studies from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor’s in History from Goucher College. Emilia Guevara is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of Maryland, College […]

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Workplace Matters: Systemic Racism + Economic Opportunities

on September 23, 2020 Community Partnerships, Contemporary Work Issues with 0 comments

Systemic Racism + Economic Opportunities The Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Industry partnered on a Zoom webinar about systemic racism in the workplace. During this moment of national reckoning around issues of race, the program examined workplace race, equity, and inclusion initiatives underway here in Baltimore. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:00 […]

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