Journey Stories is a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution and brought to five communities around Utah from May 2014 to March 2015 by the Utah Humanities Council. Journey Stories explores how migration and transportation built our nation, how it has changed us, and how our mobile world looked to travelers along the way. From Native Americans to new American citizens and regardless of our background, everyone has a journey story… what's yours?
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Visit the Journey Stories exhibition and participate in great local programming in Moab, Vernal, West Valley City, Ephraim, and Brigham City! Click here for the tour schedule and continue to check back for details. In the meantime, learn more about the exhibition!
What’s the Exhibition About?
Hopes and promises of fresh starts. Grim realities of forced migrations and difficult journeys. Thrills of personal travel. Immigration and travel – over roads, rails, rivers, trails, and skyways – shaped American society. Our history is filled with stories of people leaving behind everything – families and possessions – to reach a new life in another state, across the continent, or even across an ocean. The reasons behind those decisions are myriad. Many chose to move, searching for something better in a new land. Others had no choice or, like Native Americans already here, were pushed aside by newcomers. American mobility has shaped our economy, our landscape, and our culture. Journey Stories explores how migration and transportation built our nation, how it has changed us, and how our mobile world looked to travelers along the way.
Thanks to Journey Stories Program Partners
The Utah tour of Journey Stories is presented in partnership with local exhibition hosts: Museum of Moab, Uintah County Heritage Museum, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Granary Art Center with Snow College Library, and the Brigham City Museum. A special thanks to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, which is providing education outreach programming for Journey Stories at each tour location.
Journey Stories has been made possible in Utah by the Utah Humanities Council. The exhibit 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.
For more information about the Utah tour of Journey Stories, please contact Megan van Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801.359.9670.