New Harmonies is currently on display in ASBURY PARK!


Asbury Park Library
March 12-April 17

West Deptford Free Public Library

April 26-June 6

Historic Smithville Mansion (Eastampton)

June 13-July 26

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie

August 1-September 12

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council (Newton)

September 19-October 31

Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center

November 7-December 31


The New Harmonies Experience

New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music tells the story of a nation through the music of its people. Bringing together photographs, recordings, instruments, lyrics, and artist profiles, this Smithsonian Institution touring exhibition explores the distinct cultural identities of gospel, country, blues and other forms of roots music as they record the history of the American people and set the foundation for many musical genres appreciated world wide today.



About the Project

Museum on Main Street is a collaborative project of the Smithsonian Institution, the Federation of State Humanities Councils, participating state humanities councils (including the New Jersey Council for the Humanities), and rural museums all across America. Support for Museum on Main Street is provided by the United States Congress.

More information about New Harmonies is available on the Smithsonian Institution website. It includes a recommended reading list of books related to the exhibition, as well as tools for teachers to create lessons on the theme.