Local organizations invited to participate in upcoming “Crossroads” exhibit

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“Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” a special Smithsonian exhibit, will open at the Green River Visitor Center on September 11, 2021. (Submitted photo)

August 14, 2021 — The Sweetwater County Historical Museum, in cooperation with Wyoming Humanities/thinkWy, and the Smithsonian Institution, will be presenting a special exhibit entitled, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The exhibit’s scheduled opening is Saturday, September 11, at the Green River Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 1155 W. Flaming Gorge Way, and will continue to be on display through October 24.

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“Crossroads” explores how rural American communities changed in the 20th century.

According to a news release, advanced preparation for the exhibit occurred last Tuesday with a virtual meeting hosted by Lucas Fralick of Wyoming Humanities / thinkWY, Dr. Bernadine Craft, Chair of Wyoming Humanities Board, and Representative Chad Banks of the Wyoming House of Representatives and Rock Springs URA Manager. The group hopes to have programs and events across Sweetwater County complement the exhibit. Officials are inviting all countywide organizations and communities to participate.

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum and the communities of Sweetwater County were chosen by Wyoming Humanities / thinkWY to host “Crossroads” as part of the Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations.

To learn more about “Crossroads,” visit www.museumonmainstreet.org or call the Sweetwater County Historical Museum at (307) 872-6435.

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