Journey Stories

Journey Stories toured Kansas 2009-2010. Kansas was one of only five states to host exhibition on its debut tour.


Journey stories – tales of how we got “here” – are as American as apple pie.  Why did our ancestors come to America? Why did our families choose Kansas as home? The exhibition combined America’s transportation history (trails, trains, wagons, cars, airplanes, and trucks) with the innovative ways people have used transportation to find their place. The exhibit included stories of people coming in search of promise in a new country; stories of individuals and families relocating in search of fortune, their own homestead, or employment; the harrowing journey of Africans and Native Americans forced to move; and, of course, fun on the open road.

Journey Stories Kansas Tour Schedule

McPherson County Old Mill Museum
June 26-August 9, 2009 
Photo Gallery

Glasco Community Foundation
August 14-September 27, 2009
Photo Gallery

Junction City
Geary County Historical Society and Museums
October 2-November 15, 2009

Parsons Public Library
November 20, 2009-January 3, 2010

Prairie Museum of Art and History
January 8-February 21, 2010

Atchison County Historical Society
February 26-April 11, 2010

A Special Thank You

The Kansas Humanities Council would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous support of the Journey Stories tour through Kansas. Their gifts, at the patron level or higher, are making a difference.

Jim and Margie Braden, Clay Center
Fairlawn Plaza, Topeka
Lon Frahm, Colby
Mike Kautsch, Lawrence, In Memory of Mickey Lynn
Julie Mulvihill, Perry
John and Ardith Pierce, Lawrence
Joe Pierron and Diana Carlin Pierron, Lawrence
Jim Rhine, Manhattan

Support for the Journey Stories Kansas Tour was provided by: