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Kentucky Humanities, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, will be brining the Spark! Places of Innovation exhibit to Kentucky! This exhibit explores innovation and invention in rural communities and features diverse stories gathered from across the nation. The exhibit will stop in 7 sites across the state, all selected as locations that may not ordinarily receive such a large-scale exhibit. 
In addition to Spark!, Kentucky Humanities is facilitating the Youth Innovation in Rural America (YIRA) grant. This grant partners each site with a local school district or youth organization and encourages them to come together to find innovative solutions for local community problems. Each program will receive $1,000 dollars to put forth towards these solutions, and participants will document each step in the design process. Each site will also receive training in the innovation and design process from Adam Taylor Brown, founder of the Lexington-based brand strategy and design company, Marrow.  
Make Plans to Visit:
June 17 - July 22, 2023 
July 29 - September 2, 2023
September 9 - October 14, 2023
October 21 - November 25, 2023
December 2 - January 13, 2024
January 20 - February 24, 2024 
Mt. Sterling
March 2 - March 30, 2024 
For more information about Spark! Places of Innovation, visit the Smithsonian Instition’s Museum on Main Street website at