Work Matters: Bakery Workers in Baltimore, Then & Now

Wednesday, January 10 | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Join labor historian Rachel Donaldson for a brief presentation about Baltimore’s baking industry followed by a conversation with present-day bakers. Light refreshments will be served.

A century ago, hundreds of small bakeries dotted the Baltimore landscape serving up fresh bread and baked goods directly to local residents. As grocery stores and supermarkets took over providing Baltimoreans with their daily bread, many neighborhood bakeries closed. Those that survived focused on offering treats such as pies, cakes, and cookies or turned their own tasty specialties into brands beloved throughout the region. In a fast-paced digital world, baking remains a largely labor-intensive, non-computerized process. It still takes time for the dough to rise.

Cost: Program included with museum admission.

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The Work Matters program series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Mary Jean and Oliver Travers Foundation

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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