Talking About Our Past...
Sponsored by Cummins:
Let's continue to build and retain our rich history. The ongoing MugUp Event will provide a space that celebrates the stories of cannery work.
On hand will be:
- Archivists from the National Park Service ready to scan photos, newspaper clipping, food lists, union cards, immigration papers, business records, labels, plats, maps, and old instruction manuals.
- Project curators will be available to photograph artifacts such as tools and equipment, raingear, models, wooden boxes, paintings, and other memorabilia.
- industry veterans and historians will help identify the unknown.
MugUp is a colloquial word for coffee break and is an expression used only in canneries. MugUp fueled cannery workers with caffeine and pastries, provided a respite from the monotony of the slime line and momentarily brought people together from around the world.