Smithsonian Traveling Exhibits

Did you know AHA brings Smithsonian traveling exhibits to Alabama? In 2021-2022, we brought Water/Ways to communities statewide. In 2023-2024, we're bringing Crossroads home, highlighting change in rural America over the past century.


Crossroads: Change in Rural America (2023-2024)

Crossroads looks at the remarkable evolution in rural life over the past century — and explores how Americans have responded and adapted. This Smithsonian exhibit visits five Alabama towns: Cleveland, White Hall, Roanoke, Triana, and Ozark.

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Spark! Places of Innovation (2025-2026)

Spark! explores the unique combination of places, people, and circumstances that sparks innovation and invention in rural communities across our nation. Apply to host this Smithsonian exhibit touring Alabama in June 2025 through March 2026.

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A view of the Moundville site on the Black Warrior River in central Alabama.

Water/Ways in Alabama (2021-2022)

The Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibition traveled to five Alabama cities across 2021–2022, visiting Danville, Guntersville, Bessemer, Camden, and Elba. Thank you to all our partners for hosting and for bringing local water-related history to life!

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Museum on Main Street

Learn more about AHA’s partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program: Contact Laura Anderson at 205.558.3992 or [email protected].