Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell Museums will present the grand opening of its new exhibit, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” on Thursday, September 1.

The two-hour event begins at 5:30 p.m. The museum is located at 134 Court Street in Statesville.

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” is a Smithsonian Institution exhibit that offers small towns and rural communities a chance to look at their own paths to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. The exhibit explores how rural America embraces the notion that its citizens and their cultural uniqueness are important assets. All Americans benefit from rural America’s successes, and we can learn great things from listening to those stories.

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” allows the community to reflect on Iredell County’s history and culture. To accompany this exhibit, Iredell Museums will offer special programming, discount admission days and events this fall.

From September 14 – October 13, Iredell Museums will have extended hours. The museum will be open Wednesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $5 plus tax for all visitors over the age of 2. Museum members are always free. To become a member, visit iredellmuseums.org.


For a schedule of events, please see our events calendar on iredellmuseums.org.

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