Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Comes to the Ozarks

Smithsonian Traveling ExhibitLocated in nearby Forsyth, Mo, the White River Valley Historical Society (WRVHS) is hosting “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music,” which is a special traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service. New Harmonies will be at the WRVHS Historical Society’s museum in Forsyth. The exhibit began on Aug 15 and will be available until Sept 26.

New Harmonies contains a collection of artifacts, memorabilia, and exhibits about the role of music in developing America’s culture and history. From regional genres to advances in technology, New Harmonies covers a variety of topics.

New Harmonies is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday visits are available by appointment only. On Wednesdays at noon, a lunch and learn event will be held. Visitors can bring a sack lunch or buy sandwiches at the museum and enjoy lunch with local musical experts who will cover topics from the early origins of gospel music to Blues in the Ozarks. Other weekly events include children’s programming on Tuesdays. In addition, free weekly lunchtime concerts will be happening each Thursday at the museum.

Afternoon and evening concerts are also available throughout the event. Concerts take place on Aug 23 and 29 and Sept 4, 13, and 26. Check the schedule online for a full list of times and performers. Concerts take place at Shadowrock Park in Forsyth.

Complete event information can be found at

Forsyth, Mo is a small town located just a few miles east of Branson. For all of your Branson lodging and show needs, has the options you need for your visit to the Ozarks.

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