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Smithsonian seeks farmers’ stories for new exhibition

7/17/2013 at 12:00 a.m.


The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is seeking farmers’ help in telling stories of the innovation and experiences of farming and ranching across the United States. 

Farmers are invited to share their personal stories about the ways innovation and technology have helped to continually improve the industry at http://americanhistory.si.edu/agheritage

The museum is currently seeking stories, photographs and other memorabilia to feature in its upcoming “American Enterprise” exhibition, which will paint the picture of American business through agriculture, consumer finance, information technology/communication, manufacturing and retail/service. 

Submitted stories could be included in the exhibition or featured on the museum’s blog and social media sites. A few suggested themes include personal experiences, the effects of technology, or the roles of finance, competition, safety, animals, water or labor. 

Scheduled to open in May 2015, this multimedia “American Enterprise” will capture the nation’s history of business spanning the mid-1700s to the present, highlighting agriculture and its many contributions to our economy. 

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