Traveling Exhibits

Humanities Tennessee facilitates statewide tours of traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program, as well as smaller, state-specific exhibits. We provide these exhibits to host organizations at no cost.


Voices & Votes: Democracy in America

About the Exhibit

Voices & Votes: Democracy in America is a traveling exhibition  touring Tennessee March 2023 – January 2024 in partnership with Humanities Tennessee and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program.

Voices & Votes uses large-scale images, audio/video recordings, interactives and artifacts to explore the history and meaning of American democracy across the nation and over time. Centered on issues of our democratic system—its institutions, fair representation, citizenship, participation—Voices & Votes explores the story of American democracy since the Revolution and considers how to envision and shape its future.

Itinerary 2023 – 2024:

  • March 25,2023 – May 7: Green McAdoo Cultural Center (Clinton)
  • May 13 – June 25: Morgan Co. Genealogical &Historical Society Heritage Museum (Wartburg)
  • July 1 – August 13: Promise Land Heritage Association & Historic Site (Charlotte)
  • August 19 – October 1: African American Heritage Society of Maury Co. @Maury County Public Library (Columbia)
  • October 7 – November 19: Martin Public Library (Martin)
  • November 25 – January 7, 2024: Tom & O.E. Stigall Museum (Humboldt)



Tennessee Waters:
Shaping Our Land, Our Lives, and Our Future

Tennessee Waters: Shaping Our Land, Our Lives, and Our Future was a statewide touring panel exhibit about water’s impact on our lives, our history, and our society. Presented by Humanities Tennessee, the Tennessee Historical Society, and the Albert Gore Research Center. This exhibit is no longer available.


  • Oct 1 – Nov 12, 2018: Tipton County Museum (Covington)
  • Nov 16, 2018 – Jan 18, 2019: Tom & O.E. Stigall Ethnic Library & History Museum (Humboldt)
  • April 16 – June 5, 2019: Johnsonville State Historic Park (New Johnsonville)
  • June 8 – July 31, 2019: Beech River Cultural Center & Museum (Lexington)
  • Sept 1 – 30, 2019: Kingston Public Library (Kingston)
  • Oct 1 – Nov 12, 2019: Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center (Henning)
  • April 15 – May 30, 2020: (Granville)
  • July 1 – Aug 10, 2020: Robertson County History Museum (Springfield)
  • Sept 1 – Oct 17, 2021: Hawkins County
  • Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2022: City of Farragut
  • June 13 – July 4, 2022: Mansker’s Station, Goodlettsville

Read About Tennessee Waters

About the Exhibit

Our public utilities treat over 918,400,000 gallons of water daily for Tennesseans, each of whom uses an average of 158 gallons of water every day. Tennessee Waters is a panel exhibit exploring the significance of this vital resource, how water guided and supported people across our state over time, how our actions are crucial determinants of the quality of our water and access to it, and the overall environmental, historical and cultural impact of water in our state. This important chapter of our state’s story provides for audiences a context for current conversations about growth, sustainability, jobs and the economy.

The exhibit includes seven, easily assembled,  3’ x 7’ freestanding pop-up banners.  This is a small-scale, lightweight exhibit ideal for a wide variety of spaces and nontraditional venues, reaching a broad range of audiences—large and small. With the Tennessee Waters project, hosts will engage visitors with challenging new perspectives of community life highlighting our relationship to the natural features of the places we call home.