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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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Student-Curated Exhibit "Down on Main" Highlights Community Revitalization


One of the very first Stories: YES projects in Arkansas has led to something brand new! Students at Southside High School EAST and staff at Old Independence Regional Museum (OIRM) have developed an exhibit called "Down on Main" about the town of Batesville.


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Fifth Graders Reveal the Roots of Their Community in South Carolina


The history of Hopkins, South Carolina, has roots that run through the grounds of the Harriet Barber House, a place that preserves memories of family life encompassing the Reconstruction Era to present day.


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