Museum on Main Street is a cultural project that serves rural America. Oklahoma Humanities Council partners with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to bring national touring exhibits to small Oklahoma communities. Through a selection of photographs, recordings, instruments, lyrics and artist profiles, New Harmonies will explore the distinct cultural identities of America's earliest musical forms. The exhibition will examine the progression of American roots music, as rich and eclectic as our country itself. Other musical genres profiled include zydeco, tejano, bluegrass and klezmer.
New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions.
Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Local support provided by The Boeing Company, BancFirst, Bank of Commerce, Beaver Express Service LLC, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, E. P. and R. L. Kirschner Foundation, University of Oklahoma Press, and Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund.
To learn more about New Harmonies and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit http://www.museumonmainstreet.org.