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Smithsonian exhibition comes to Tazewell County honoring rural America

The exhibit will be on display until February 26th. Admission to the museum is $5.
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 4:57 PM EST
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TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA) - The Historic Crab Orchard Museum in Tazewell, Virginia is currently hosting a new exhibit created by the Smithsonian institution

“Crossroads: Change in Rural Mmerica” is brought to Tazewell County in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Museums and the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program.

This is one of six stops the traveling exhibition will make in the Commonwealth through June.

The purpose of ‘Crossroads’ is to shine a light on the challenges, changes, and complexities of rural america over the last century -- and also what the future holds in store.

“The exhibit actually has about five themes that it focuses on, and it talks about our identity, how are we reflected in poetry, and music and song, and how is rural america’s story told,” said executive director of the museum, Cynthia Farmer. “What avenues do we use to tell our stories? And you know when you think about our heritage, there’s lots of that.”

The exhibit will be on display until February 26th. Admission to the museum is $5.

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