"The Way We Worked" features displays about the history of work and the way it has evolved in American history, from rural to industrial to managerial. Students had the opportunity to learn about coal miners, secretaries, teachers and unionization. The physical objects were some of the most popular among the students, as they flocked to an old-time typewriter. One explained the object to his friend as "an old computer. You type on it and it prints the story out of the top."