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Lectures, Panels & Workshops

Museum L-A offers frequent public lectures and workshops, held on site or at various locations throughout the twin cities in collaboration with local institutions.

Talks by staff and guest speakers cover a variety of topics relevant to the worker culture of Lewiston and Auburn. Past talks have included the changes of the Industrial Revolution, an interactive story night with former textile mill workers, and a showing of the 1982 "Notre Vie, Notre Travaille" ("Our Life, Our Work") slide documentary about retired Franco-Americans by local anthropologist Mark Silber.

Evening films explore similar themes of labor, industry, immigration, gender, age, unions, discrimination, wealth disparity, and the local culture of work - such as Robert Branham's "Roughing the Uppers, The Great Shoe Strike of 1937", a locally-produced film documenting early efforts to organize shoe workers in L-A.

Interactive workshops cater to many interests and age groups, from children's oral history workshops to programs where adults learn to care for their family's heirlooms.

Check our Calendar of Events for our latest offerings.