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Winter crossroads

Rural America changed dramatically during the 20th century. Crossroads explores how people responded to change and sets the stage for people everywhere to engage in thinking about the future of our rural communities.

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Spark! Places of Innovation

Two Native American researchers in a laboratory

Invention can happen anywhere and it’s happening right now in small towns across America. Rural Americans are creating new products, taking risks, meeting challenges together, and seizing upon exciting opportunities that change local life and sometimes reach far beyond.

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Starter Kit: WORK

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

Work is an important part of American life and integral to every town's history. Explore this unique exhibition project that combines local history with Smithsonian expertise.

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Voices and Votes

"Remember the 4th" holiday banner, 1860s. Courtesy of National Museum of American History

American democracy asks for action, reaction, vision, and revision as we continue to question how to form “a more perfect union.” Everyone in every community is part of this ever-evolving story – the story of democracy in America.

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Water / Ways

A wave

Water is an essential component of life on our planet.  This exhibition explores the role water plays in human society and culture and the importance of protecting this critical resource.

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Future Exhibitions: Coming Soon

Starter Kit: FOOD (Coming in 2022)

Kapolei, Hawaii 2008 Cooking class demo

Food, glorious food!

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Find a MoMS Exhibition Near You

At any given moment, you'll find our exhibitions traveling in multiple states.  Use our interactive tour schedule to find one near you!

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Past Exhibitions

Morenci barn

Barn Again

Between Fences Hanley Falls, Minnesota 2009

Between Fences


Hometown Teams

Junction City, Kansas 2009 Float

Journey Stories

Vidalia, Georgia Onion Ring Contest Winner, 2009

Key Ingredients

New Harmonies: Asbury Park, New Jersey

New Harmonies

Produce for Victory: Rosie the Riveter in Meridian, Mississippi

Produce for Victory

The Way We Worked

Yesterday's Tomorrows

Yesterday's Tomorrows