Journey Stories Exhibition

TSHA partnered with the Smithsonian Institution to host a traveling exhibit between September 2014 and July 2015.  Journey Stories – accounts of how we and our ancestors came to America – are a central element of our personal heritage. From Native Americans to new American citizens and regardless of our ethnic or racial background, everyone has a story to tell.  Journey Stories uses engaging images with audio and artifacts to tell the individual stores that illustrate the critical roles travel and movement have played in building our diverse American society.  Teachers and their students from area towns who hosted the exhibit, collected oral histories and built website projects, telling journey stories from their hometown.  These websites were incorporated into the Journey Stories exhibit while it was in Texas.

Journey Stories made six stops in Texas.


September 22, 2014 through November 2, 2014
Harrison County Historical Museum
211 North Washington
Marshall, TX 75670
Student Projects


November 11, 2014 through December 21, 2014
Brazos Valley African American Museum
500 East Pruitt Street
Bryan, TX 77803
Student Projects


January 12, 2015 through February 8, 2015
Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library
2602 North Ben Jordan
Victoria, TX 77901
Student Projects


February 16, 2015 through March 29, 2015
The University of Texas - Pan American Library
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78593
Student Projects


April 6, 2015 through May 17, 2015
Sul Ross State University
400 North Harrison
Alpine, TX 79832
Student Projects


May 25, 2015 through July 5, 2015
Armstrong County Museum
121 North Trice
Claude, TX 79019
Student Projects


*Journey Stories was made possible in Texas by TSHA. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the TSHA. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

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