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Crossroads Smithsonian Host Site and Partner Communities

Humanities Kansas announces 14 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. Opening in 2020, the national traveling exhibition's tour includes stops in Alma, Greensburg, Iola, Independence, North Newton, 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.  

"Crossroads" Smithsonian Host Sites

The organizations bringing the Smithsonian exhibition to their hometown are:

"Crossroads" Partner Sites

In addition to the six sites hosting the Smithsonian, eight 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.

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


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