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(Neb.)-“Journey Stories” Traveling Exhibit To Visit Alliance

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 01/23/2013 10:49 AM

(ALLIANCE)-A traveling exhibit that tells the stories of America’s pioneers both those traveling to the U.S. and traveling across the U.S. will be making its way to Alliance at the end of this month. “Journey Stories” was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and is presented in the state by the Nebraska Humanities Council. The exhibit explores America’s history through the lens of mobility and transportation—stories of coming to America, traveling across America, and the impact of railroad, automobile and airplane transportation on the nation’s development. The exhibit opens January 28th and will be housed through March 8th at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center.   
In addition to the “Journey Stories” exhibition, five areas of local history are featured at the Knight Museum—Life in the Sandhills, Native American Life, Life in the Country, Life in the Town, and The Railroad. 
The KnightMuseum will host an exhibition grand opening at 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 28th, and a series of special events through March 7th. Among those events are Wednesday and Saturday afternoon movies, Thursday evening discussion groups, and a Feb. 8th-9th mini-conference featuring speakers on immigration to Nebraska, homesteading and settlement stories of Mexicans, Japanese, Swedes, Czechs and Germans from Russia. Additional details are available at www.nebraskajourneystories.org.
“Journey Stories” is made possible in Nebraska with support from Union Pacific, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, State of Nebraska, Nebraska Rural Radio Network—KRVN, KTIC, and KNEB, Brown Transfer Company, and the “We the People” initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
--Nebraska Humanities Council


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