The Twin Cities of Lewiston and Auburn have undergone massive change in the past few decades. Many of the shoe shops, mills, and brickyards of the past century and a half have shut down, and the cities are facing a new era. How then, can the past be remembered? How can those who lived the industrial experiences come together again to illuminate the future with the light of the past?
In 2004 with the "Millworkers' Reunion", Museum L-A staged the first of a series of reunions for industrial workers. These reunions consist of regional fare, entertainment, and socializing, as well as gathering history and collecting artifacts. They have become a vital starting point for our workers' oral history projects, bringing many people with shared experiences into a common space to exchange stories, reminisce, and see old friends.
Want to organize a Reunion?
Museum L-A would be happy to work with you, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org