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Submit a Letter of Inquiry to bring the Smithsonian to your town

Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is a unique partnership between the Smithsonian and Mass Humanities that brings world-class exhibits to six rural communities in our state. Host sites are supported throughout the entire process through capacity building workshops with Mass Humanities staff and humanities experts. The tour exhibit for 2025-2026 in Massachusetts is “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America.” Workshops will provide extra support for how to hold dialogue across divides.

Apply to host Museum on Main Street in your community

Benefits of hosting MoMS

Communities that hosted Museum on Main Street in 2022-2023 experienced many benefits, including:

  • Welcoming over 23,000 visitors, 57% of whom were first-time visitors to the host organizations
  • Libraries that hosted an exhibit increased the number of library cards issued to community members by 50%
  • 2,000 students and 35 school groups in rural communities engaged with exhibition content
  • Each host site received a second disbursement of $10,000 to support programming in the year following their MoMS exhibition

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