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Museum L-A’s permanent exhibit focuses on the textile, shoe and brick making industries of Lewiston-Auburn and the people who worked in them.

Temporary special exhibits explore themes within the worker culture and may include: organized labor, the role of women in the workplace, child labor, changes in technology, immigration, culture, and community. 

Over the course of three years we are presenting a series of changing exhibits celebrating the role music played in the lives of people and its influence on the culture and industry of Lewiston-Auburn

Explore the following pages to learn about the exhibits we are currently showing.

If in viewing these exhibits, they remind you of a story in your own life, please share it with us!

Shoeworkers’ photographs and oral histories are available online at our Interactive Oral History site.  Add your own story to our growing collection.