Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit in Green River Closing Soon

The Crossroads Change in Rural America Introduction Panel. The panel looks like a city welcoming sign with two large faux brick pillars holding a sign with the image of a fictional rural community. It says 'Crossroads Change in Rural Communities.'

(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - October 19, 2021)      The Sweetwater County Historical Museum’s special exhibit at the Green River Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” will have its last day on Thursday, October 21.

Presented in cooperation with Wyoming Humanities / thinkWY and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, “Crossroads” examines the evolving landscape of rural America, including special display banners that feature Sweetwater County’s communities, including Rock Springs, Green River, Superior, Point of Rocks, Wamsutter, Little America, Granger,

McKinnon-Washam, Bairoil, Farson-Eden, and Reliance. There is no charge for admission.

Museum Director Dave Mead explained that “Crossroads” is a traveling exhibit and is closing two days early due to scheduling conflicts and shipping issues. The exhibit is set for display at five other communities in Wyoming through June 18, 2022; the Homesteaders Museum in Torrington, beginning October 27, 2021, the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, in January 2022, the Nicolaysen Museum at Casper College, February 2022, the Homesteader Museum in Powell, March 2022, and the Converse County Library in Douglas, May 2022.

Over 1,300 people have visited the exhibit since it opened on September 11. The Visitor’s Center is currently on winter hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.