Journey Stories, the 5th Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit to tour Wyoming, will open on May 24th 2014 in Casper at the National Historic Trails Interpretative Center. Journey Stories examines the intersection between modes of travel and Americans’ need for movement. Focused on immigration, migration, innovation and freedom, the exhibit includes engaging images, sound bites, and artifacts to illustrate stories of the promise of a new country, fortune, land, employment, fun and frolic on the open road and the critical roles travel and movement played in building a diverse American society. The exhibit, a component of the Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program, is touring six Wyoming communities.
Companion programs planned for Journey Stories are a four-part Reading Wyoming book discussion series entitled Journey Stories and a forthcoming film series – stay posted for film selections. Both programs are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about all Journey Stories programs, contact Sheila Bricher-Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 721-9246. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Read about friends and neighbors who have shared their “journey stories” with Wyoming Public Media. WPM has collected oral histories from across the state and archived them: click on ‘Wyoming Stories’. If you have a Wyoming story to share, click here to see when WPM will be in your neighborhood.
Transportation and moving of the exhibit made possible with the generous support of Arrow Moving & Storage Co, Inc.