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Mug Up: The Language of Cannery Work

Through October 8, 2022

Cannery workers on their coffee break, aka mug up.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.

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