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 more than 1,600 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?
Find out what's new in our Road Reports blog. From student projects to news from the field, our blog gives you an in-depth look at what's going on in MoMS' world and yours!
It's the Smithsonian's 175th anniversary! A few weeks ago, we asked if any of our great friends around the country would be interested in contributing their birthday greetings. As videos came in, the MoMS team decided that we wanted to put together a montage of these videos. We're blown over by your warm response and your kind words about the Smithsonian and MoMS! We're delighted to share this short video with you.
The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program is pleased to announce a call for applications to select five organizations to participate in a 2021 round for MoMS' Exhibition Starter Kit: WORK exhibition development program.