SC Humanities is happy to announce that six small communities in South Carolina will have the opportunity to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America in 2018 – 2019. Crossroads offers small towns a chance to envision their futures by exploring the changes that affected their fortunes during the past century. The exhibition will prompt discussions about what happened when America’s rural communities became a minority of the country’s population and the ripple effects that occurred.
SC Humanities offered an application opportunity to small museums, arts centers, libraries, and other community venues in South Carolina cities with fewer than 20,000 residents to host this interesting exhibit. The application process was extremely competitive. We offer congratulations to these selected host sites:
September 8 – October 21, 2018
Union County Carnegie Library
October 27 – December 9, 2018
December 15, 2018 – February 3, 2019
Newberry Opera House
February 9 – March 24, 2019
Harriet Barber House
March 30 – May 12, 2019
Barnwell County Museum
May 18 – June 29, 2019
Dillon County Theatre Association
These host sites will have a year to plan for the exhibit’s arrival in their community and to coordinate collateral programming such as local exhibits, events, and more. Creativity and collaboration among community supporting partners is strongly encouraged. In addition to bringing the exhibit to the state, SC Humanities provides grants for programming and professional development opportunities to each host site.
If you would like more information about Crossroads: Change in Rural America in South Carolina, please contact T.J. Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-771-2477. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Crossroads is made possible in South Carolina through Museum on Main Street, a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Services and state humanities councils nationwide. Crossroads is the sixth traveling Smithsonian exhibit that SC Humanities has brought to the state since 2004.