NEW: Smithsonian traveling exhibit begins journey across five Alabama cities

White And Brown Bar House Surrounded By Green Grass Field And Trees At Daytime Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit Crossroads: Change In Rural America
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Where you see shopping centers, neighborhoods and offices in Alabama today, you’d probably find a rural area in the not-so-distant past. To shed light on the amount of change that’s taken place in rural America, the Smithsonian Institute has created a traveling exhibit called Crossroads: Change in Rural America. The enlightening exhibit just made its debut, and it still has four more Alabama stops. Here’s what you need to know.

What is the Smithsonian Institute’s Crossroads: Change in Rural America?

Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a collaboration between the Alabama Humanities Alliance and the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program.

Crossroads looks at the remarkable evolution in rural life over the past century — and explores how Americans have responded and adapted. The exhibition will prompt discussions about what happened when America’s rural population became a minority of the country’s population and the ripple effects that occurred.”

Alabama Humanities Alliance’s website

Needless to say, this exhibit will be a valuable opportunity for anyone wanting to know more about Alabama’s past and get a glimpse into just how much our state has changed.

Where you can find Crossroads: Change in Rural America

You have five chances to see Crossroads: Change in Rural America, each in towns that still have echoes of Alabama’s rural past.

Find out more about the new exhibit on Alabama Humanities Alliance’s website.

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Sarah Gronberg
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