Crossroads: Change in Rural America is the newest exhibit developed by Museum on Main Street, a Smithsonian Institution program that works with rural communities to design and host high-quality exhibits and create dynamic public programs across the United States. Indiana is proud to bring this award-winning program to the Hoosier State for the first time.
Crossroads explores many themes that resonate with Hoosiers today, including identity, land, community, persistence and managing change. Learn more about exhibit content here.
Six communities have been selected to host the exhibit for six weeks each, receiving extensive training, funding and other resources from the expert staffs of the Smithsonian and Indiana Humanities. Each of the six hosts will also curate a unique section of the exhibit that tells the story of their community as it relates to the Crossroads theme. Eight additional communities have received $1,500 grants to develop programs, mini-exhibits and other projects related to the theme of change in rural America.
We are proud to partner with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) on Crossroads: Change in Rural America. OCRA works with Indiana communities to build relevant and economically thriving places where people want to live, work and grow.