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Traveling Smithsonian exhibit stops in Marshall

A Wabash Valley library is inviting you to explore history and how life on the farm has changed over the last century.

Posted: Mar 24, 2019 10:48 PM

MARSHALL, Ill. (WTHI) - A Wabash Valley library is inviting you to explore history and how life on the farm has changed over the last century.

The Marshall, Illinois Public Library is hosting an official Smithsonian exhibit. It is called Crossroads: Change in Rural America.

The library hosted an open house Sunday to give everyone a sneak peek. The traveling exhibit shows how economic and social changes have impacted rural areas. The library is offering guided tours and local exhibits focused on farming and changes in rural medical care.

Library Director Alyson Thompson says, "We think it's neat to bring the Smithsonian to Marshall, Illinois. Not every person or child is going to have the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. to look at a Smithsonian."

You can visit the Marshall Public Library to see history on display through May 4th. Special programs will be offered each Thursday evening starting this week.

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