Telling Kentucky's Story

Smithsonian Exhibit Hometown Team

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit: Hometown Teams

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.

Kentucky Humanities is hosting an exhibit during 2017 and 2018. Hometown Teams will be touring from March 2017 through December 2018.

Hometowns Teams opened at the Newport Branch of the Campbell County Public Library on Saturday, April 29th. Branch Manager Chantelle Bentley-Phillips talked about the involvement of the Newport community, and the local exhibit they have put on display to accompany the national exhibit:

Hometowns Teams arrived in Kentucky and opened at the Mountain Sports Hall of Fame in Wayland, Kentucky, on Saturday, March 18th. Wayland Mayor Jerry Fultz has been the driving force in bringing the Smithsonian traveling exhibit to Wayland. Hear Mayor Fultz talk about what it means to have the Smithsonian exhibit in the small eastern Kentucky town and give a glimpse of the local exhibit Wayland has put together to accompany the national exhibit:




3/18/17 - 04/22/17 Mountain Sports Hall of Fame
2527 King Kelly Coleman Hwy., Wayland
Jerry Fultz
04/29/17 - 06/03/17 Campbell County Public Library
901 E. Sixth St., Newport
Janet Arno

06/10/17 - 07/08/17 Laurel County Public Library
120 College Park Dr., London
Susan Fawbush

07/15/17 - 08/19/17 Nicholas County Historical Society
108 W. Main St., Carlisle
Michelle McDonald

08/26/17 - 09/30/17 Appalachian Arts Alliance, Hazard
113 Lovern St., Hazard, KY
Kristin Collins

10/07/17 - 11/11/17 Todd County Welcome Center, Elkton
1 Public Square, Elkton
Charlotte Myers

11/18/17 - 12/30/17 Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission
222 Corbin Center Dr., Corbin
Maggy Kriebel

01/13/18 - 02/24/18 The Lincoln Museum
66 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville
Rob Thurman

03/03/18 - 04/07/18 Fleming County Public Library
202 Bypass Blvd., Flemingsburg
Beverly Cooper

04/14/18 - 05/19/18 Highlands Museum and Discovery Center
1620 Winchester Ave., Ashland
Carol Allen

05/26/18 - 07/07/18 Lincoln County Public Library
201 Lancaster St., Stanford
Amanda Gearhart

07/14/18 - 08/18/18 American Cave Museum
119 E. Main St., Horse Cave
Ken Russell

08/25/18 - 09/29/18 Muhlenburg County Public Library
Thistle Cottage, 117 S. Main St., Greenville
Amie Waltrip

10/06/18 - 11/10/18 Wrather West Kentucky Museum
Murray State University, N. 16th St., Murray
Sarah Hopley

11/17/18 - 12/29/18 Georgetown and Scott County Museum
229 E. Main St., Georgetown
Mary Ruth Stevens