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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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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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MoMS Mississippi Alum Immersed in Youth Storytelling


Creativity flows through Mississippian veins just as water flows through the bayous.

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Students Traverse Mountains to Get to Know Their Neighbors


Bethel School and Blowing Rock Art & History Museum in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina, undertook a mission to learn more about the people of Watauga County, culminating in the exhibition The Way Watauga Works which opened on May 24th.

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Students Explore Museum Work in Oklahoma


EAST students at Northeast Tech in Claremore, Oklahoma, participated in Museum on Main Street's Stories: YES program through a collaboration with the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum. MoMS' exhibition "The Way We Worked" was used as a theme to delve into the collection at the Museum that includes a saber designed by General George Patton as well as treasured toys inspired by the childhood icon Buck Rogers.

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Kids using iPads in Museum exhibition to view augmented reality videos.

Storytelling with Augmented Reality in Rural Arkansas


Students at Buffalo Island MuseumHigh school students at Buffalo Island Central EAST have been collaborating closely with the Buffalo Island Museum for Museum on Main Street's Stories: YES program for 2017-18. The Buffalo Island region consists of several small towns in two counties in the state of Arkansas.

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Screenshot from Mahomet, Illinois student video

Way to Go Mahomet Students!


Inspired by the MoMS exhibition Water/Ways, three teens collaborating with staff at the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Mahomet, Illinois created a poignant video called “The Pollution of Our Waterways in Central Illinois.” They already possessed some technical experience podcasting but the Stories from Main Street project allowed them to expand their skills, learning about lighting, recording outside, and perhaps the trickiest lesson, how to research and conduct successful interviews

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