What isMuseum on Main Street?
Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
MoMS is access to the Smithsonian for small-town America through museum exhibitions, research, educational resources, and programming.
We've visited 1,400 communities across America since 1994.
MoMS travels ready-to-install exhibitions to communities in small-town America.
Our Stories from Main Street story-collecting project is going on now. Listen to great stories and find out how you can submit your own story, photo, or video..
We build lesson plans, scavenger hunts, and more for educators. We also host oral projects created by students from across America.
Want to learn museum best practices from Smithsonian pros? How about grabbing a teacher's guide or downloadable poster? Search for materials in the Resource Center.
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In 2011, we began collecting stories about life in small-town America. We’ve gathered more than 1,200 stories from people like you. Listen to a few stories, then, check out what we're currently researching and submit a story today.
What's Up withMoMS?
From student projects to happenings from the field, the blog gives you an in-depth look at what's going on in MoMS' world and yours!
EAST students at Northeast Tech in Claremore, Oklahoma, participated in Museum on Main Street's Stories: YES program through a collaboration with the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum. MoMS' exhibition "The Way We Worked" was used as a theme to delve into the collection at the Museum that includes a saber designed by General George Patton as well as treasured toys inspired by the childhood icon Buck Rogers.
High school students at Buffalo Island Central EAST have been collaborating closely with the Buffalo Island Museum for Museum on Main Street's Stories: YES program for 2017-18. The Buffalo Island region consists of several small towns in two counties in the state of Arkansas.