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Museum on Main Street

Museum on Main Street brings the world-famous Smithsonian museum to communities across Nebraska.  These changing exhibitions focus on our national history and culture. Working with small museums, libraries and other hometown organizations, Humanities Nebraska develops events around these traveling exhibitions. By combining resources, Museum on Main Street brings quality cultural programs to rural citizens and sparks lasting professional improvement for small-town cultural organizations.

Museum on Main Street is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and state humanities councils nationwide that serves the small-town museums and citizens of rural America.


From June 2018 through April 2019 “WATER/WAYS” - the next Museum on Main Street exhibition to tour Nebraska - will explore the relationships between people and water.

More information about sponsoring this exhibition between June 2018 and April 2019 is available by contacting Mary Yager at (402) 474-2131, or


Museum on Main Street Events

Support for the Nebraska tour of WATER/WAYS is provided by:

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.