This photo from the exhibit “Journey Stories” shows a girl with her family during a migration from Florida to New Jersey in 1940. Black families traveled north during the Great Migration any way they could: on foot, by car, by train and even by packet boat. If by car, it was important to know safe places to stop along the way. (Library of Congress/ Smithsonian photo)
Today’s featured event:’
CHANDLER – See the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit “Journey Stories” at the Museum of Pioneer History, 717 Manvel Ave.
The exhibit uses images, audio and artifact replicas to explore something considered central to the American identity: the freedom to move. Included are numerous individual journey stories, from the migration of Europeans to the forced movement of slaves and the Trail of Tears to the development of railways, interstate systems and the passenger air industry.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. The exhibit will be on view at the Chandler museum through April 11.
For more information, go to www.pioneermuseumok.org.
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