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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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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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Quarterback Drew Adams

J-term Class Highlights their Iowa Hometown for Stories: YES


Mount Vernon High School has emerging storytellers in their midst! A class of Journalism students has been making noise in the community by interviewing athletes, former students, coaches, and sports stars, ahead of the arrival of the exhibition Hometown Teams.

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Looking over Lanesboro

What makes a hometown a home?


Have you ever given your hometown much thought? Why did people settle there? Has it existed for centuries or can its age be measured in decades? What keeps the economy going? Three young women in Lanesboro, Minnesota explored these questions in remarkable documentaries about their hometown. Perhaps the most important question they considered—what does the future of Lanesboro hold?

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Lynn Meadows Students Interviewing

Mississippi's Budding Young Performers Show Off Technical Skills for SfMS


Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, Mississippi successfully incorporated the Stories from Main Street (SfMS) project into their WINGS performing arts program while also collaborating with elementary and middle school students. Overall, almost 200 participants helped to create the film “The Making of a Mississippi Athlete” based on interviews which they conducted with athletes across an array of sports. Inspired by the exhibition Hometown Teams, they also produced a sports themed performance which premiered in April 2016, featuring a wonderful rendition of "Casey at the Bat." The finished documentary film was shown during the exhibition of Hometown Teams in August 2016.

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