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Jasper Community Arts, Jasper Library and Dubois County Museum awarded to host local program

(NNDC) -Jasper Community Arts, as part of a collaboration with the Jasper Public Library and
Dubois County Museum, has been awarded $1,500 by Indiana Humanities to host a  local program exploring themes from a traveling Smithsonian-curated exhibit, called  “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The “Crossroads” exhibit will tour six Indiana communities from Sept. 7 2019 to June 21 2020.
In addition to Jasper, 10 other communities received $1,500 stipends to host programs and locally  curated exhibits around rural change during the time of the tour.

The Crossroads, Change in Rural America Program Series will include the following programs:
1. Ask Granny, a Genealogy Discovery
Facilitator: Jill Watson, Library Staff
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Jasper Public Library

2. Something’s Brewing – What Craft Beer Can Teach Us About Creative
Place Making in Indiana
Guest Speaker Bill Riley, Author: 12 Great Midwestern Beer Trips
Date: Wednesday, Oct.30, 2019
Time: 6:30p.m.
Location: Parklands Pavilion

3. There and Gone and Back Again, A Conversation Sparked by the Creative
and Culinary Arts
Guest Speaker David Hoppe, Journalist, Playwright and Essayist
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 6:30
Location: Parklands Pavilion

4. The Story of Dubois County Agriculture
Guest Speaker: Lee Bilderback, Local Family and Agriculture Historian
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 6:30p.m.
Location: Dubois County Museum

5. Indiana State Read, The Year We Left Home
Facilitators : Jill Watson, Library Staff and
Donna Schepers, Education Coordinator
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time: 6:30p.m.
Location: Jasper Arts Center

Indiana Humanities is sponsoring the tour of this exhibit in conjunction with its new
thematic initiative—called INseparable, which launches in 2019.Through a variety
of programs, Indiana Humanities will encourage Hoosiers to explore how we relate
to each other across urban, suburban and rural lines and spark conversations about
our futures.

Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating
and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. Learn
more at www.indianahumanities.org.

Museum on Main Street is a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across
the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more about “Crossroads” and other

Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit www.museumonmainstreet.org.
SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research
programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for more than 65 years.
SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of
exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live,
work and play. For exhibition description and tour schedules, visit www.sites.si.edu.

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