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Smithsonian Exhibit Coming to Six Rural Missouri Towns

A Smithsonian exhibit may be coming to your town. Six rural towns in Missouri will have the opportunity to host an exhibit from the Smithsonian on the roots of American music. KSMU's Jana Greer tells us what you can do to bring this exhibit to your town.

Partnering with the Smithsonian, The Missouri Humanities Council is inviting small museums and historical institutions in Missouri to apply to host a Smithsonian exhibit. Patricia Zahn is the Associate Director of the Missouri Humanities Council. She says the exhibit is a good opportunity for any community.

The exhibit is titled New Harmonies and explores the cultural identities of gospel, country, blues and other forms of music that are rooted in America. Zahn explains what the exhibit will include.

The exhibit will travel to six different communities in Missouri next year beginning in March. Zahn says that learning about music is a good way to bring communities together.

There is no cost for a museum to participate in the tour. To apply to bring the exhibit to your town you can get the application from the link at our website


  • Smithsonian Exhibit Application