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Starter Kit Work exhibition developed by Hart-Cluett Museum in Troy, NY

Apply to Develop an Exhibition with MoMS!


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.


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Smithsonian's Stories from Main Street Podcast Now Available


MoMS is excited to announce that its new podcast Smithsonian's Stories from Main Street is coming soon! Inspired by all of the amazing stories that rural Americans across the country have shared with the Stories from Main Street program since its start in 2011, MoMS was delighted to develop this new podcast that shines a light on the culture of rural communities.


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Grinnell Works installation at Grinnell College, Iowa

Grinnell College Debuts New Exhibition Grinnell Works


Museum on Main Street was excited to work with new Smithsonian Affiliate Grinnell College on the new exhibition Grinnell Works, which opens today at the Drake Community Library! The college is one of ten organizations across the nation participating in a pilot project called Starter Kit: WORK, which helps communities develop new exhibitions in collaboration with the Smithsonian.


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Young Innovators Merge History and Digital Arts


The Arts Center of the Capital Region has been hosting summer camp programming for ages 6-18 since 2001. From August 19th-23rd, a unique camp was devoted to Stories: YES with a focus on the Troy, New York waterway system. It was taught by two local videographers and attended by 8 teens who are interested in the digital arts.


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Without Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Research Ignites Youth in Upstate New York


Young people on Schoharie River Center's Environmental Study Teams spent the winter of 2019 investigating the ways that their upstate communities are connected with, and impacted by, water.


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Students Highlight Change on Maryland's Eastern Shore


Social studies students at Crisfield High School were inspired by Museum on Main Street's Water/Ways exhibition to find out how the fishing and agriculture industries have caused changes on the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore.


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