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Traveling Smithsonian exhibit closing in Green River, will visit other Wyo cities

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 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 before traveling to other Wyoming communities including Casper and Cheyenne.

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum presented the exhibit in cooperation with Wyoming Humanities / thinkWY and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

“Crossroads” seeks to examine the evolving landscape of rural America. This includes special display banners featuring Sweetwater County 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 to the exhibit. The Green River Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center is currently on winter hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Museum Director Dave Mead explained that “Crossroads” is a traveling exhibit and is closing two days early due to scheduling conflicts and shipping issues.

An announcement from the Sweetwater County Historical Society says the exhibit is set for display at five other communities in Wyoming through June 2022.

The exhibit is currently scheduled for the following stops:

  • The Homesteaders Museum in Torrington, beginning October 27, 2021
  • The Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, January 2022
  • The Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, February 2022
  • The Homesteader Museum in Powell, March 2022
  • The Converse County Library in Douglas, May 2022

The Sweetwater Historical Society says over 1,300 people have visited the exhibit since it opened on September 11.