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 September 29 – November 10, 2012 before it travels to Princeton, IL.
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
- 1 – 6 PM: Monday – Friday
- 1 – 5 PM: Saturday – Sunday
- Other Hours: By Appointment Only
- Tours During Exhibit Hours: By Appointment Only
Local Exhibit Related Events
1. Journeying Through Music — 9/28 @ 7 PM
2. Icarian Furniture — 10/20 @ 7 PM
3. Nau-views — 11/03 @ 7 PM
For more information, contact the Nauvoo Tourism Office at 217.453.6648.