Saturday, May 20th from 11am to 12pm
Meet the Experts: Women in Steel
The Steelworkers’ Archives is collaborating with Lehigh University on a Mellon Foundation funded digital archive project. The Women of Bethlehem Steel project aims to collect stories of women’s experiences as workers, wives, store owners, managers, and clerical workers at Bethlehem Steel or in the surrounding neighborhoods. This project will produce a digital archive available for researchers, students, and curious people to learn more about women’s roles related to Bethlehem Steel.
This event will consist of a slide show of women at the Steel, an explanation of the project by representatives from Lehigh University and the Steelworkers’ Archives, and a mediated panel of women affiliated with the Steel.
Panel participants will include: union women who worked on the shop floor, a wife of a steelworker, a woman who worked in management, and a woman whose parents ran a South Side grocery store with a steelworking customer base.
The Meet the Expert series takes place on the third Saturday of each month. This unique opportunity to hear thematic talks from experts in their respective fields will include a 45-minute lecture and 15-minute Q&A. Meet the Experts is included in your admission price and is free to all members of the museum.