A Solstice Literary Celebration
A Solstice Literary Celebration
Smithsonian Exhibition - Crossroads: Change in Rural America
In 1900, about 40% of Americans lived in rural areas, By 2010, less than 18% of the U.S. population lived in rural areas. In just over a century, massive economic and social changes moved millions of Americans into urban areas. Yet, only 10% of the U.S. landmass is considered urban. Many Americans consider rural communities to be endangered and hanging on by a thread—suffering from brain drain, inadequate schools, and a barren, overused landscape. Why should revitalizing the rural places left behind matter to those who remain, those who left, and those who will come in the future? Because there is much more to the story of rural America.
Smithsonian Crossroads: Change in Rural America offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. The exhibition will prompt discussions about what happened when America’s rural population became a minority of the country’s population and the ripple effects that occurred.
The Commons at Space to Create
218 W. Main St., Trinidad, CO 81082
The Five States of Colorado
Film Screening & Discussion
Join us for an engaging exploration and illustration of the history, culture, concerns, and needs of each of the five featured regions. Designed for a wide range of audiences from elementary school age to adults, this film addresses the history and issues within the five regions of Colorado.
The film explores how in 1861, the U.S. Congress carved Colorado’s boundaries representing no river, mountain range, tribe, or language group to enclose five distinct areas that are now Southern Colorado; Western Colorado; the EasternPlains; the Front Range along the eastern face of the mountains; andMetropolitan Denver. Each of these regions within the state’s man-made boundaries vastly differs in terms of populations, communities, cultures, communications, and economies that have evolved from their varied geography and histories. Community conversation following the screening.
This event is a great opportunity to learn about Colorado, meet fellow movie enthusiasts, and support our local community. Don’t miss out on this exciting event!
600 Prospect St., Bldg. 150
H.R. Sayre Senior Center
1222 San Pedro Ave.
We cordially invite you to join us for an evening of celebration, conversation, and inspiration at "Matriarch" a companion event to the Smithsonian Exhibition, Crossroads: Change in Rural America.
This event is an exceptional opportunity to come together and acknowledge the remarkable contributions of women from our region. The festivities aim to celebrate the women who have paved the way for us, those who are presently making a difference, and those who will lead us into the future.
Be sure not to miss out on this night of celebration and inspiration as we honor the matriarchs of our region and look forward to a brighter future.
131 W. Main St., Trinidad
This multi-generational and multi-cultural exhibit represents the continuation of an always-evolving story. The show is based on the Pueblo myth of the Corn Mothers, said to have sung in the essence of creation, including the sacred Kachinas. The exhibition, a 2007 Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute award winner, features multi-cultural and multi-generational women from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, who embody the spirit of the Southwest.
Crossroads: Change in Rural America offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. The exhibition will prompt discussions about what happened when America’s rural population became a minority of the country’s population and the ripple effects that occurred.