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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 SouthsidMelba Theatere 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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Maryland Students Produce Film About Historic Flooding in Ellicott City


Twelve students from Lansdowne High School (LHS) Televideo program know the impact of massive flooding—they’ve witnessed it twice in their region in just two years.

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Celebrating Choctaw Culture through Student Stories and Displays


Big things happen in small communities! EAST students at Poteau KTC in Oklahoma recently premiered an exhibit and stories created in collaboration with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and LeFlore County Museum at Hotel Lowrey. As part of MoMS' Stories: YES program, students used the exhibition Key Ingredients as inspiration. They interviewed Chief Gary Batton, storyteller Joe Perry, and Dr. Ian Thompson about Choctaw culture.

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Students Collaborate with new DeKalb County History Center in Illinois


Students in DeKalb County, Illinois have teamed up with DeKalb County History Center to contribute their insights to the conversation around how the area is changing and making videos for Museum on Main Street's Stories: YES initiative. Since January, students have been conducting interviews with farmers, peers and others to explore the future of agriculture.

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South Carolina Students Kickstart Conversation Around Change


In collaboration with Dillon County Theatre Association, students in Lake View and Latta, South Carolina, have spent part of the school year exploring the region's past to gear up for the arrival of the exhibition Crossroads: Change in Rural America. Nearly 20 young people, guided by educators Liz Herlong, Anne Marie Martin, Candy Lee Small and Jan Soper, researched, interviewed and produced stories for MoMS' Stories: YES program.

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Youth Lead Toward the Future in Minnesota's Driftless Region


Since Stories: YES began, the goal has been to engage youth with their community and cultural organizations. In 2016, three young people in Lanesboro, Minnesota, created short films about local history that resonated with them Photo courtesy of Sean Kearney with Kollectiveabout the current state of

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Going the Distance for Stories in Nebraska


If you haven't been there it's hard to describe what it's like in Nebraska, where the sky looms as large as the region's massive fertile fields. Custer County, seated in the middle of the state, is 2,576 square miles or bigger than the whole of Delaware! The population that covers these vast plains is just under 11,000 people. So how do you get young people dispersed across this giant county to throw their efforts into MoMS' youth storytelling initiative Stories: YES?

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Youth Commission Digs Deep with Storytelling in North Carolina


Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, in conjunction with the Mt. Pleasant Public Library, collaborated with the Cabarrus County Youth Commission in the spring of 2018 to create an innovative online exhibition inspired by the "The Way We Worked" for MoMS' Stories: YES program. The Youth Commission is completely student-led and gives teens an opportunity to be active citizens in their community.

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From "The Wheel Never Stops Turning"

Tools of Many Trades Feature in North Carolina Youth Stories


Kids are enlivening history in North Carolina during the state tour of The Way We Worked!

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