Crossroads: Change in Rural America Grand Opening
Crossroads: Change in Rural America is the latest Museum on Main Street exhibition to travel across Georgia through a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service and state humanities councils nationwide. The partnership provides small and rural communities access to Smithsonian traveling exhibitions and local communities host the exhibitions and organize accompanying programs.
Crossroads: Change in Rural America kicks off its Georgia tour in Thomaston on August 24th.
The community ribbon cutting will begin at 10:00am on the steps of the Upson County Courthouse in downtown Thomaston. Attendees will hear remarks from local elected officials and from G. Wayne Clough, the Honorary Chair of the Crossroads Georgia tour, who is secretary emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution and president emeritus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Attendees will also hear from Myriam Springuel, the director of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Smithsonian Affiliations.
Bill Verner, Georgia Humanities Board Member and Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Georgia EMC, will also welcome attendees to the launch of the Georgia tour of Crossroads.
In addition to the exhibition, the grand opening will also feature musical performances, a farmer’s market, vendor booths, and a vintage car and tractor show around the downtown square.
The Crossroads grand opening is free and open to the public to attend, and the exhibition will be on display in Thomaston through October 4, 2019.