Smithsonian’s to display items promoting rural America in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D.(KBHB)-  – The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with the South Dakota Humanities Council, presents “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.”

The exhibition, examining the evolving landscape of rural American, opened at the Sturgis Public Library Monday.

Sturgis Public Library Director Chris Hahn talks about the exhibit.

Hahn says “Crossroads” will be on view through April 29 and says they want to convene conversations about what makes our community unique and have developed local programs to complement the Smithsonian exhibition.

The opening reception will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and there will be weekly events through the end of April.

Those events range from the history of downtown Sturgis to the Sturgis sale barn to women’s suffrage.

All events associated with the exhibit, except for the Humbletown concert on March 25, are free.