A Smithsonian Exhibit is coming in August 2012!

A Smithsonian Exhibit is coming in August 2012!

Rockingham County Historical Society Museum & Archives (RCHSMA) is pleased to announce that the Smithsonian Institution’s Travelling Exhibit, Journey Stories, will be here in Rockingham County from August 11-­‐September 22, 2012. The exhibit opening will coincide with the Grand Opening of the Museum & Archives of Rockingham County (MARC) at the historic courthouse in  Wentworth, North Carolina.

The MARC was chosen as one of six sites in North Carolina to host this exhibit as part of the much acclaimed Museum on Main Street program. The Journey Stories exhibit spotlights the nation’s defining stories of immigration, transportation, and the personal journeys of Americans. Each host site adds its own local stories to make the exhibit complete and relative to the history of that region.

In addition to the honor of hosting this exhibit, the sponsoring agencies will provide a professional support team, training, marketing materials, funds to make community programs possible, and an exhibit of the highest museum quality. RCHSMA staff recently attended the first training session, and, along with local volunteers, we are already working to develop Rockingham County’s exhibits and programs.

Journey Stories has been made possible by RCHSMA and the North Carolina Humanities Council. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

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