Bittersweet Harvest, The Bracero Program 1942-1964, a moving bilingual exhibition organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and circulated by SITES, examines the experiences of bracero workers and their families, providing rich insight into Mexican American history and historical background to today’s debates on guest worker programs. Consisting of 15 freestanding, illustrated banners, the exhibition combines recent scholarship, powerful photographs from the Smithsonian’s collection, and audio excerpts from oral histories contributed by former contract workers. The exhibit can be viewed at the John Spoor Broome Library from September 9, 2010 – October 31, 2010.
“Bittersweet Harvest” is organized by the National Museum of American History and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Funding is made possible through the Smithsonian’s Latino Center, which celebrates Latino culture, spirit and achievement in America by facilitating the development of exhibitions, research, collections and education programs.Smithsonian Institution