The Ultimate Vacation: Watching Other People Work
- Dec. 15, 2012
- 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Based loosely on the dissertation research of Dr. Allison Marsh, The Ultimate Vacation explores the history of factory tours in America. It focuses on the food, mail order, and automotive industries. The exhibit shows the widespread popularity of industrial tourism from the 1890s to the present and challenges visitors to think about how consumer goods are manufactured, how business practices change over time, and why tourists enjoy watching other people work. The BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina is one of the companies featured in the exhibit along with the Columbia based Park Seed. National companies such as Hershey’s, Sears & Roebuck, and Heinz make up a portion of the exhibit as well.
- Dec. 18, 2012
- 5:00 PM