Welcome to the educational resource pages for Museum on Main Street (MoMS)! Let us help you explore American history with your students. Though plans and activities are designed with the exhibitions in mind, you don't need to visit the exhibition to use many of these materials.
If you are planning to visit a MoMS exhibition, we encourage you to contact your local host museum (venue) or state humanities councils to obtain information on lessons and educational resources related to their areas and local learning standards. Click on the name of the exhibition to find links to all the educational resources you need for each exhibition. If you'd rather browse by type of materials (versus the exhibition), explore the links in the right column.
If you happen to be a museum docent, there's a special set of handbooks just for you! And, these are great for teachers too, giving everyone a sense of the right questions to ask visitors and students.
We also encourage teachers and students to build their own content and add their own stories on this website or by downloading the free app! We will feature contributing schools and classes on this website and our social media channels, like Facebook and Twitter!
Be a local historian! Interview people in your town. Find out how they helped make your community the unique place that it is today. Then, post your interviews to the website, and create online exhibitions that enrich the story. Our Oral History Guide will give you advice on developing questions and conducting a great interview. Then, learn how to "Show Off Your Research" with our easy how-to guide. You can create an interesting online exhibition to tell the world about your town!