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Smithsonian Exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America”
August 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 4, 2019
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 4, 2019
The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with the Idaho Humanities Council and the Latah County Historical Society, presents “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The exhibition examining the evolving landscape of rural America opens at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce office at 411 S. Main Street on Friday, August 23rd. “Crossroads” will be on view through October 4th.
Moscow and the surrounding community have been expressly chosen by the Idaho Humanities Council to host “Crossroads” as part of the Museum on Main Street program – a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition will tour six communities in Idaho from August 2019 through June 2020.
“Crossroads” explores how rural American communities changed in the 20th century. From sea to shining sea, the vast majority of the United States landscape remains rural with only 3.5% of the landmass considered urban. Since 1900, the percentage of Americans living in rural areas dropped from 60% to 17%. The exhibition looks at that remarkable societal change and how rural Americans responded.