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If you’re looking for a temporary exhibition that draws a crowd and is affordable and easy to install, Exhibit Envoy is your ideal resource! We offer exhibitions that reflect the richness of California’s arts, culture, and natural environment. Browse our list of available exhibitions and view our library of installation images. Then, give us a call to book your next traveling exhibition. For more info on how to rent from us, see our How To Host page.

Journey Stories

AUDIENCE: General

RENTAL FEE: RETIRED

SIZE: 700 square feet

SECURITY: Limited

Journey Stories are tales 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. 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 is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

The exhibition includes:

  • Seven sections with free-standing kiosks
  • Lesson Plans, Resource List, & Scavenger Hunt
  • Press Materials
  • Docent Handbook
  • Installation and Programming Workshop
  • Storytelling Kit
  • “Antiques Railroad Roadshow” by CA State Railroad Museum staff helps assess your collections and use the material to augment Journey Stories

TOP: Great Migration, FL to NJ, 1940, LOC-USF34-040841. MIDDLE: "The Rocky Mountains: Emigrants Crossing the Plains, by Currier and Ives, 1866. Courtesy of The Bancroft Library; University of California, Berkeley, BANC PIC 1963.002: 1446-FR. BOTTOM:  Family and friends say goodbye to troops, June 1944. Courtesy of the Herald & Review, Decantur, IL.

SCHEDULE & AVAILABILITY:

June 21, 2014 - September 28, 2014 California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento
October 5, 2014 - November 16, 2014 Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana
November 23, 2014 - January 4, 2015 La Quinta Museum, La Quinta
January 11, 2015 - March 8, 2015 Museum on Main, Pleasanton
March 15, 2015 - April 26, 2015 Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, Mount Shasta
May 3, 2015 - June 26, 2015 Community Memorial Museum, Yuba City
June 24, 2015 - August 16, 2015 Gateway Science Museum
August 30, 2015 -October 11, 2015 Museum of San Ramon Valley, Danville
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