On November 30th the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, Crossroads: Change in Rural American will open at 204 Main Street for six weeks. The title of the exhibit is in reference to the major changes that have occurred in the world since 1900 and how our rural communities have innovated to meet those changes. The exhibit highlights rural America as an important part of our cultural identity as a nation and celebrates our history. A variety of themes are covered in the exhibit including how and why rural America is at the heart of our national identity, our appreciation for and connection to land, and the power of our small communities to reach out to our neighbors and work together. “Crossroads,” is being hosted by the Lemhi County Historical Society and Sacajawea Center and is made possible in Salmon by the Idaho Humanities Council in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, with support provided by the United States Congress. The Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee and Salmon Local Option Tax are providing funds to support the exhibit as well.
The Historical Society and Sacajawea Center are making a call to the community for volunteers and to share your experiences of rural America for an art and essay project. Volunteers are needed to help staff the exhibit 7 days a week! The exhibit is free and will be open from 10am-4pm Monday through Saturday and 11am-2pm on Sundays in order to provide ample opportunity for everyone to visit. If you are interested in volunteering you can attend an information session on November 6th from 12-1pm at the Salmon Grange to learn more about what volunteering will entail.
The Lemhi County Historical Society and Sacajawea Center are also seeking entries for an essay and art project that will be on display during the exhibit to showcase Lemhi County. The project is open to all adults and students in Lemhi County.
Details to submit a project an be found below or a printable version here .Essay-Art-handout