Smithsonian exhibit coming to Brookhaven

Published 8:23 pm Monday, September 4, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — A traveling exhibit by the Smithsonian will pay a visit to Brookhaven in October. The Smithsonian Institute currently has an exhibit on display in Wiggins, Mississippi.

The Lincoln, Lawerence and Franklin Regional Library  will host an exhibit on “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” starting October 14 until November 26, 2023. Brookhaven sits at the cross roads of I-55, US84, US51 and several other highways.

Smithsonian Institute writes that in 1900, only 4o percent of Americans lived in rural areas but by 2010 less than 18 percent of the US lived in rural areas. At the same time, only 10 percent of the US is considered urban.

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“Crossroads: Changes in Rural America,” offers small towns an opportunity to look at their own stories. This exhibit should prompt discussions about what happened to the rural population and the economic impacts felt by the changes in culture according to the Smithsonian Institute.

The exhibition will feature five free standing exhibition units with photographs, text panels, objects, video monitor, one free standing interactive touchscreen, one outdoor banner and support materials.

After Brookhaven, the exhibit will visit Marks, West Point, Rolling Fork and Pontotoc.

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