ASM Exhibitions & Events
Mug Up: The Language of Cannery Work
Through October 8, 2022
The Alaska State Museum is partnering with guest curator Katie Ringsmith and the <NN> Cannery History Project on a project that celebrates the history and people involved in Alaska’s fishing industry.
“Mug Up” is the cannery term for a coffee break. The exhibit shares stories of Alaska’s cannery crews and showcases artifacts from one of Alaska’s most significant industries through the lens of the Alaska Packers Association’s <NN> Cannery. The 15-minute ‘mug ups’ brought together a huge diversity of cannery workers and created a unique social milieu within the workscape of Alaska's salmon canneries, the industrial revolution of the north.
Visit the Mug Up exhibit page for more info.