Past Event

'Journey Stories' Exhibition - Pontiac

Journey Stories are tales of how we and our ancestors came to America–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.

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, like enslaved Africans captured and relocated to a strange land and bravely asserting their own cultures, or like Native Americans already here, who were often pushed aside by newcomers.

Our transportation history is more than trains, boats, buses, cars, wagons, and trucks. The development of transportation technology was largely inspired by the human drive for freedom.

Journey Stories will be on display at this location February 23 – April 6, 2012 before it leaves Illinois.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Exhibit Hours: Daily from 10 AM – 4 PM
Docent Tours: Available throughout the day


Local Exhibit Related Events

     1.  Railroad History in Pontiac — 2/28 @  7:30 PM
     2.  Route 66 in Pontiac, IL — 3/28 @  7:30 PM

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