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Stories Of The Women of Steel

Baltimore Museum of Industry

She operated a tower crane at the Bethlehem Steel plant. When the call came one night to cover a coworker’s shift, she had no option for childcare--so she bundled up her infant and kept the baby with her on the tall crane as she worked. That’s just one of the stories, with photos, on big panels along Key Highway that make up the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s first outdoor exhibit “Women of Steel.” Curating it was a team effort, said marketing coordinator Alexis Ojeda-Brown. Exhibitions director Jane Woltereck said the team’s choices inspired her. Plus, a preview of the limited-edition podcast: ‘Sparrows Point: An American Steel Story,' hosted by Aaron Henkin in conjunction with the BMI.

You can view "Women of Steel" on the exterior of the BMI, and to make an appointment to visit inside exhibitions visit this link. For the podcast preview party, visit this link.

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