Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Comes to Cuthbert

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, January 17th, 2020

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit that examines the evolving landscape of rural American during the 20th century, will be on display from Jan. 18-Feb. 29 in Cuthbert.

Cuthbert is one of only six communities in Georgia to be hosting the exhibit. It is part of Museum on Main Street, a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and Georgia Humanities. Andrew College is hosting the exhibit.

Crossroads will encourage conversations about local history, explore the pleasures and challenges of rural living, examine how change has made an impact on our communities, and prompt discussion of goals for the future.

The exhibit will be located at 72 Dawson Street on the square. This is a building owned by Andrew College as part of their outreach to bring the arts to downtown Cuthbert. The exhibit will be open Mon.-Wed., noon to 6 p.m.; Thurs. 2-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Other hours available by request.

The Grand Opening will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 25 and will feature live music and a farmer’s market.

As part of the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, local displays will also be featured at 72 Dawson Street that include agriculture, timber, power, education, Native America, and religion. There will also be a local photo competition.

In conjunction with the exhibit, unique stories will be told through the following lectures, music and historic tours.