Museum launches exhibit on history of workers

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Clark County — The Clark County Historical Museum this week launched an 18-month exhibit, "Labor: A Working History," which follows the evolution of workers rights locally and nationally.

It begins in the 1800s, with Hawaiian and Native American workers for the Hudson's Bay Company, and continues to when Vancouver was home to large firms such as Star Brewery and service industry jobs increased. The exhibit also portrays the effects of the world wars on labor unions and the impact of the decline in union membership today.

The museum, 1511 Main St., is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Admission is $4, $3 for seniors and students, $2 for children, $10 for families, and free for CCHS members, veterans and active-duty military families with ID.