Opening May 2014 in Casper at the National Historic Trails Interpretative Center will be the 5th Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit to tour Wyoming. 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 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 email@example.com or (307) 721-9246.
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 at ‘Wyoming Stories’ http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/wyoming-stories