The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is collecting stories, photos, videos, audio files and other ephemera for an 8,000-square-foot exhibition that will open in 2015.
Items will be weaved together to show how agriculture has become more efficient and sustainable over time. The section dedicated to farming and ranching is part of the American Enterprise exhibition.
With the Agriculture Innovation and Heritage Archive, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is asking the public to help us preserve the innovations and experiences of farming and ranching across the United States. Visitors can share their stories about the technologies and innovations that have changed agricultural work, as well as how these changes have affected their communities. The museum hopes to build a comprehensive digital archive of modern agriculture through user-submitted personal stories, photos, and other ephemera.
The archive has a strong focus on personal stories. Stories accepted into the archive website will explore the impact of agricultural innovation on individuals and communities.
Source: Drovers Cattle Network