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The Oxford Museum is thrilled to be hosting our second traveling exhibit from the Museum on Main Street program funded by the Smithsonian and Maryland Humanities Trust. Crossroads: Change in Rural America will be installed in St. Paul’s Church, Oxford, and run from October 29 – December 16. The hours that the exhibit will be open will coordinate with our regular Museum days and hours, Friday through Monday, 10 – 4 pm.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America is part of the Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America offers towns a chance to look at their own paths to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. The exhibition will prompt discussions about what happened when America’s rural population became a minority of the country’s population and the ripple effects that occurred.

Despite the massive economic and demographic impacts brought on by these changes, America’s small towns continue to creatively focus on new opportunities for growth and development. Economic innovation and a focus on the cultural facets that make small towns unique, comfortable, and desirable have helped many communities create their own renaissance. The future is bright for much of rural America as small towns embrace the notion that their citizens and their cultural uniqueness are important assets.

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