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Crossroads: Change in Rural America

Humanities Kansas presented the exclusive Kansas tour of Crossroads: Change in Rural America, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition from Museum on Main Street. Six communities hosted the exhibition for six weeks each, August 2020 - June 2021. 

Crossroads: Change in Rural America sparked fresh thinking and new conversations about the future and sustainability of Kansas communities. Local exhibitions, public programs, online resources, and the Smithsonian exhibition offered food for thought as we thought about what's at stake in small towns. Ultimately every community at a crossroads asks a similar question– what do we need to survive and thrive? Innovation and creativity are two ideas. What are yours?                                                                      

Crossroads Website

Smithsonian host and partner sites

Tour Schedule

Crossroads Conversations Catalog 

Host Site Resources

Partner Site Resources 

Contact Abigail Kaup, Program Officer, at or (785) 357-0359.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America has been made possible in Kansas by Humanities Kansas with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, HK Friends of the Humanities, and the following partners.

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