Rural Utah at a Crossroads | Talk with Greg Smoak

Sep 16, 2023, 11:00 am

Utahns embrace a rural identity despite most of our state's population being urban and most of its land being public. Join historian Greg Smoak (University of Utah and state scholar for Crossroads), who will discuss the tension between ideals and realities of life in rural Utah as change – past and present – affects its communities.

This event is part of Crossroads: Change in Rural America, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street program that provokes fresh thinking and sparks conversations about the future and sustainability of rural communities. Crossroads offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths over the past century – to highlight changes that affected their fortunes, explore how they have adapted, and think about what's next.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America, is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities, touring in partnership with North Summit Unite and Summit County History Department. For more information, see and

Ledges Event Center

202 Park RD
Coalville , UT 84017
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Event Contact:

Lynn Wood
(801) 891-8501