Smithsonian Exhibit - Crossroads: Change in Rural America
Great Falls Discovery Center (2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376, Turners Falls MA)
In 1900, about 40% of Americans lived in rural areas. By 2010, less than 18% of the U.S. population lived in rural areas. Massive economic and social changes led to massive growth of America's cities. Through a partnership with the world's largest museum complex, the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center proudly hosts "Crossroads: Changes in Rural America," a traveling exhibit produced by the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street program in partnership with Mass Humanities. The exhibition offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. Includes local exhibits on Franklin County, the most rural mainland county in Massachusetts, with Crossroads related programming venues throughout the county. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Crossroads will be on display in the Great Hall of the Great Falls Discovery Center Feb. 5 - March 18, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the town of Montague's RiverCulture, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Montague Public Libraries, and New England Public Media. Crossroads: Change in Rural America has been made possible in Turners Falls, MA at the Great Falls Discovery Center by Mass Humanities. The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.