Past Event

Journey Stories Opening - Monmouth

Join the Buchanan Center for the Arts for the special grand opening festivities of Journey Stories. There will be a keynote address by William Withuhn, Curator of the Division of Work and Industry from the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Dr. Dennis Cremin, State Scholar for Journey Stories, will also be on hand to provide comments. The exhibit will be official open for viewing at the end of the program.

Journey Stories tells how we and our ancestors came to America. 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.

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 violently removed by newcomers.

This exhibition runs from January 30 – March 14, 2010.

Center Hours:

  • 9 AM – 5 PM: Tuesdays – Fridays
  • 10 AM – 2 PM: Saturdays
  • Closed Sundays; Mondays by chance or appointment

For more information, please contact the Buchanan Center for the Arts at 309.734.3033 or the Warren County Library at 309.734.3166.