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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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Museum on Main Street 25 year anniversary

Supporting the Humanities in Small and Rural Towns for 25 Years

On September 2, 1994, the first Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibition, Produce for Victory, opened at the local history museum in Moreland, Georgia. Twenty-five years later, MoMS is still going strong! Along the way, this powerful partnership between the Smithsonian, state humanities councils, and small and rural cultural organizations has reached every U.S. state and Guam.

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