Museum on Main Street brings the world-famous Smithsonian museum to rural citizens across Nebraska. These engaging exhibitions focus on common experiences from national history and culture. Working with small museums, libraries and other hometown organizations, Humanities Nebraska develops events around these traveling exhibitions, triggering meaningful conversations about common experiences of yesterday and today.  

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 by sparking lasting professional improvement for local cultural organizations.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America

Art, photography, artifacts and interactive displays help visitors explore identity, place, community and persistence as numerous changes transformed a once rural America to an increasingly urban and suburban nation. “Crossroads” offers small towns a platform to discuss their own paths and to highlight the changes of the past century and new opportunities for development.  

Crossroads will travel Nebraska between September 2021 and April 2022. Learn more here


Call 402.474.2131 to sponsor this traveling exhibition. 

Crossroads: Change in Rural America is sponsored in part by: