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Crossroads Smithsonian Host Site and Partner Communities

Humanities Kansas announces 16 communities will participate in a statewide Crossroads: Change in Rural America initiative anchored by the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition of the same name in six communities. The national traveling exhibition's tour includes stops in Iola, Greensburg, North Newton, Independence, Alma, and Norton. Local partners in each community --including libraries, historical societies, art centers, community foundations, and others -- will build on the photographs, hands-on activities, and audio and video clips provided by the Smithsonian to tell the history and culture of local rural life in Kansas and spark conversations about our state’s future.  

Take a deeper look at the topic of rural Kansas in the 21st century. Visit the Crossroads: Change in Rural America website! The website features an interactive Crossroads experience, including an online Crossroads: Change in Rural America Smithsonian exhibition, online local exhibitions, healthy behavior activities, and more.

Crossroads Smithsonian Host Sites

The organizations bringing the Smithsonian exhibition to their hometown are:

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Crossroads Partner Sites

In addition to the six sites hosting the Smithsonian, ten community organizations will create their own exhibitions and programming to explore what it means to live rural in the 21st century, the relationship between rural, suburban, and urban, and the progress and persistence needed by communities of all sizes to thrive.

Tour Schedule

For more information about Crossroads: Change in Rural America, please contact Abigail Kaup, program officer, at


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