July 10, 2007

Mohawk exhibit on the move

Native American exhibit coming to Cal UFor more than 100 years, Mohawk ironworkers have constructed some of the most well-known bridges and skyscrapers in the United States and Canada.

Nicknamed "sky walkers" because they typically work without safety gear such as harnesses, the Mohawks have worked on virtually all of New York's major construction projects, including the Empire State Building, the George Washington Bridge, Madison Square Garden and the World Trade Center.

On Sept. 1, "Booming Out: Mohawk Ironworkers Build New York," an exhibit created by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, will come to California University of Pennsylvania, in efforts to provide a unique educational and cultural experience for students and residents.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Shall we all break into writerfella's song about the 'skywalkers' once again, or shall we try something really different?
"Oh, I'm a skywalker, and I'm okay, I work all night and I sleep all day, I wish I was a girlie, just like my old papa..."
All Best
Russ Bates