Telling Kentucky's Story

Smithsonian Exhibits

Museum on Main Street

Bringing the Smithsonian to Kentucky communities.

Museum on Main Street is a partnership of the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and State Humanities Councils nationwide that serves the small-town museums and citizens of rural America.

Museum on Main Street serves rural communities by circulating Smithsonian exhibitions that focus on broad topics of national history and culture. State Humanities Councils help small museums prepare exhibition-related events for and about their communities. The museums benefit from the project's professional training in educational programs, marketing, and interpretation of local history. Through these combined resources, Museum on Main Street provides high-quality cultural programs to under-served rural citizens and sparks everlasting professional improvement for small-town cultural organizations. Learn more about Museum on Main Street at The site has detailed information for the general public and members of the press including updated itineraries and educational resources for each exhibition. It is also used as a key administrative and assistance tool for state and local Museum on Main Street coordinators.

The Kentucky Humanities Council is hosting an exhibit during 2017 and 2018. Hometown Teams will be touring from March 2017 through December 2018. Host sites and dates were announced in November, 2015. They are as follows:

3/18/17 - 04/22/17 Mountain Sports Hall of Fame, Wayland (District 5)
04/29/17 - 06/03/17 Campbell County Public Library, Newport (District 4)
06/10/17 - 07/08/17 Laurel County Public Library, London (District 5)
07/15/17 - 08/19/17 Nicholas County Historical Society, Carlisle (District 6)
08/26/17 - 09/30/17 Appalachian Arts Alliance, Hazard (District 5)
10/07/17 - 11/11/17 Todd County Welcome Center, Elkton (District 1)
11/18/17 - 12/30/17 Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission, Corbin (District 5)
01/13/18 - 02/24/18 The Lincoln Museum, Hodgenville (District 2)
03/03/18 - 04/07/18 Fleming County Public Library, Flemingsburg (District 6)
04/14/18 - 05/19/18 Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, Ashland (District 4)
05/26/18 - 07/07/18 Lincoln County Public Library, Stanford (District 5)
07/14/18 - 08/18/18 American Cave Museum, Horse Cave (District 2)
08/25/18 - 09/29/18 Muhlenburg County Public Library, Greenville (District 1)
10/06/18 - 11/10/18 Wrather West Kentucky Museum, Murray (District 1)
11/17/18 - 12/29/18 Georgetown and Scott County Museum (District 6)