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Smithsonian Exhibit Now at River Discovery Center
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Not everyone gets the chance to visit the Smithsonian Museum, but a part of the Smithsonian is now available for viewing in Paducah.

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program has brought the exhibit "Crossroads: Change in Rural America” to the River Discovery Center in downtown Paducah. It's here through February 13th, and open from 9:30 -5 Monday through Saturday.

The exhibition examines the evolving landscape of rural America. Since 1900, the percentage of Americans living in rural areas has dropped from 60% to 17%. The exhibition looks at that remarkable societal change and how rural Americans responded. 

“‘Crossroads’ allows us to reflect on Paducah history, present and future and we are excited to explore what the future may hold for our community,” said Julie Harris, executive director of the River Discovery Center. 

Museum on Main Street is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions with support provided by the U.S. Congress.

For more information about the River Discovery Center, 117 S. Water St. in downtown Paducah, call 270-575-9958 or visit them online: www.riverdiscoverycenter.orgTo learn more about “Crossroads” and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit www.museumonmainstreet.org. 

Published 01:41 AM, Saturday Jan. 16, 2021
Updated 09:55 AM, Thursday Jan. 14, 2021

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