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Smithsonian railroad exhibit opens in Cowan this weekend

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

COWAN, Tenn.  – The Way We Worked, an interactive Smithsonian exhibit dedicated to how Americans worked throughout the past 150 years, is taking a tour through Tennessee.

This tour is brought to Tennessee by Humanities Tennessee as part of the cultural project known as Museum on Main Street (MoMS) that brings small town museums and residents of rural America exhibits from the Smithsonian.

The tour opened in Dyersburg and will continue on into Cowan on Saturday March 10 hosted by the Cowan Railroad Museum, before traveling to one more additional site through June 2.

The Cowan display will be located in the Cowan Center for the Arts at 108 Front Street through Saturday, April 21.

Exhibit hours are Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

In addition to the main exhibit, each host site will be displaying a companion exhibit of community history about its occupational history, and Cowan’s companion exhibit will also feature its community’s railroad history.