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Museum on Main Street?

Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

MoMS is access to the Smithsonian for small-town America through museum exhibitions, research, educational resources, and programming.

We've visited more than 1,600 communities across America since 1994.


Upcoming Events

Smithsonian Institution Presents - Crossroads: Change in Rural America
Oct 30, 10:00 AM – Dec 12, 4:00 PM
Mount Olive Fire Department, 201 5th St, Mount Olive, MS 39119, USA

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About Crossroads:

Change in Rural America

In 1900, about 40% of Americans lived in rural areas. By 2010, less than 18% of the U.S. population lived in rural areas. In just over a century, massive economic and social changes led to massive growth of America’s urban areas. Yet, less than 10% of the U.S. landmass is considered urban.


Crossroads: Change in Rural America offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. 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.


Despite the massive economic and demographic impacts brought on by these changes, America’s small towns continue to creatively focus on new opportunities for growth and development. Economic innovation and a focus on the cultural facets that make small towns unique, comfortable, and desirable have helped many communities create their own renaissance.



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