The next MoMS exhibition will tour New Jersey from April to December in 2022.
PROGRAMS

MUSEUM ON MAIN STREET

Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is part of a Smithsonian Institution program that engages local audiences to consider important topics that affect us all. The exhibitions are designed to engage communities and become a catalyst for conversation about life in America. Our next MoMS exhibit, Voices & Votes, will be hosted at community college sites throughout the state in 2022, as we celebrate NJCH's 50th anniversary.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2019-20 WATER/WAYS EXHIBITION SERIES

Each Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition is designed to start conversations, build excitement, facilitate connections, and open doors to various community’s history, culture, people, and sense of local pride. The 2019-2020 Water/Ways exhibit did just that in New Jersey communities throughout the state.  Easy-to-install, the exhibit was especially designed for sites with limited access to traveling exhibitions. Through an application process, six sites were selected to host exhibitions that explored how water shapes our way of life.  Each site hosted the pop-up exhibit for approximately 6 weeks as well as shared materials and resources that represented their own communities connections to water.  In addition to the exhibition, NJCH co-hosted statewide programming, "What is Your Water Story?" in all 21 counties.

WHAT IS YOUR WATER STORY?

Between July 2019 and April 2020, NJCH hosted hour-long community conversations in all 21 counties, to capture stories about the different ways water matters to New Jerseyans. Participants had the opportunity to contribute their water story to a statewide public archive documenting personal connections to water and waterways in New Jersey. All were welcome to share and listen.

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At NJCH, we believe that everyone should have access to humanities programming. Based on your organization and desired topics/formats, we offer programs—often subsidized by our federal and corporate funding—so that you can bring high quality humanities programs to your audiences.