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Collecting the Steel Stories of Sparrows Point

JM Giordano, from the exhibit "Shuttered" at BMI

Steel-making was the throbbing heart of Sparrows Point for more than a century. With the “Bethlehem Steel Legacy Project,” The Baltimore Museum of Industry and Tradepoint Atlantic intend to document steel at the Point--from its rise to its demise--by engaging the community. We hear from Auni Gelles, the museum’s community programs manager and director of interpretation Beth Maloney to hear what people have told them. Then WYPR reporter John Lee tells us what Sparrows Point looks like today, and what’s planned for the future. Plus, we hear excerpts from UMBC's "Mill Stories", voices of Bethlehem Steel workers share their memories.

For information on the Tradepoint Atlantic open house, visit this link. For information on "Shuttered" at Baltimore Museum of Industry, visit this link

To hear more of "Mill Stories" voices from Bethlehem Steel workers, visit this link.

To hear more of John Lee's reporting, visit this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
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