New Hawthorne Museum Blog

June 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Posted in Hawthorne Museum | Leave a comment
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Check out the new Hawthorne Museum blog!


Hawthorne Works Museum featured on 1450 AM, WCEV’s Mosaic.

November 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Posted in Hawthorne Museum | Leave a comment

Morton staff at WCEV studio. From left to right, Rosalie Guerrero, John Gieger, and Jennifer Butler

Morton College Library and Hawthorne Museum Director, Jennifer Butler, together with John Geiger, Reference Librarian and Museum Archivist, and Rosalie Guerrero, Reference Librarian visited WCEV’s studio to speak with Mosaic host, Lucyna Migala about the history and legacy of the Hawthorne Works. The Hawthorne Museum collects artifacts from Western Electric’s manufacturing complex, the Hawthorne Works, which was in operation in Cicero, Illinois from 1903 – 1986. The Hawthorne Works Museum is housed in Morton College. WCEV radio, 1450 AM, serves Cicero and the surrounding suburbs. The station is Chicagoland’s Ethnic News Voice and features programs in various languages serving the ethnically diverse populations in its broadcast area. Tune into to WCEV’s Mosaic program to hear Lucyna’s Mignala’s feature on the Hawthorne Museum on Friday, November 12th at 9:05 p.m.; Sunday, November 14th at 2:30 p.m.; and Monday, November 15 at 9:05 p.m.


Hawthorne Museum visit by the BBC

August 19, 2009 at 4:33 pm | Posted in Hawthorne Museum | Leave a comment
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BBC reporter Claudia Hammond visited the Hawthorne Museum last spring as part of her research on the Hawthorne effect. The Hawthorne effect gets its name from a series of studies conducted at the Hawthorne Works, the manufacturing complex of Western Electric that was once based in Cicero, IL.

Hawthorne Museum volunteer Tom Bransness and Morton Library Reference Librarian Rosalie Guerrero are featured on the BBC radio series Mind Changers, Series 4, the Hawthorne Effect. The Mind Changers series explores the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century.

You can listen the BBC broadcast here.

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