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Smithsonian Museum on Main Street
Leaders & Legends Program

What is Museum on Main Street?

Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils that brings traveling exhibitions and humanities
programs to small-town America.


This powerful outreach program engages audiences and brings revitalized attention to rural communities.

What is Museum on Main Street?

Traveling exhibitions bring Smithsonian scholarship and expertise to communities. State partners provide respected scholars, professional assistance, and grant support to help local hosts.


Small towns bring their local history and culture to the table along with energy and enthusiasm that delight and educate their local audiences.

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What is the Leaders & Legends Program?

Leaders & Legends is a William F. Crumel Foundation program where young adults in high school are matched with a legend (someone who has made their mark in their field, industry, or life).  The students interview or gather information about their legend and write a compelling article that they will also present in speech form.


What happens when a Leaders & Legends Program comes to town?

  • Culture becomes a driving force in improving communities through strategic partnerships and outreach to new audiences.

  • Communities rediscover their own stories, contemplate what they mean, and create a new vision for the future.

  • The host organization becomes the focal point of community energy. Traveling exhibitions inspire creative programs that change lives, open dialogue, and transform communities.

  • Local collaborations revitalize places with innovative ways of thinking.


Past Projects


Recruiting volunteers for MLK Days of Service 2023

NICE presents a Community Health, Empathy & Service Learning virtual project. 


National Year of Service project call a community health and service learning

Economic Feasibility Report Post Hurricane Katrina

NICE was boots on the ground post Hurricane Katrina our team offered an Economic Feasibility Report for East New Orleans, LA.


Community Health and Service Learning Moorehouse College

NICE is collaborating with various project partners to duplicate the scope of services to be used for the Day of Service 2022.

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