'Journey Stories' exhibit coming to Aurora library

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"Journey Stories: The Story of Immigration, Transportation, Migration and Wanderlust" travels to Aurora from March 14 to April 5. The Smithsonian Exhibition tells uniquely American Journey Stories.

It explores the history of American travel, from immigration to migration, the role of innovation and myriad transportation modes, and the search for freedom.

The new exhibit is the latest from Museum on Main Street, a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and state humanities councils.

Using a wide range of visuals, audio clips, music, maps and artifacts, "Journey Stories" brings to life the personal paths of immigrants, slaves, explorers, business tycoons and historical figures whose travels have led from the Mayflower to the Golden State.

"Journey Stories" showcases America's history of travel and transportation and helps people understand the connection of their ancestors to geography, historical events and the development of new modes of transportation.

The Aurora Historical Society invites the public to join in this exploration of history with the following events at the Aurora Memorial Library Building at 115 E. Pioneer Trail:

• March 13 -- "Journey Stories" grand opening with Mark Twain re-enactor

Aurora Community Theatre and Aurora Historical Society Museum

6:30 p.m. Aurora Historical Society members and guests only at $5 per person

Reservations required

• March 16 -- "Journey Stories" open house

Free and open to the public

Aurora Historical Society Museum

Noon to 4 p.m.

• March 29 -- "Journey Stories" American Girl Doll Tea

Aurora Historical Society Museum

1 to 3 p.m. at $5 per person

Space limited; reservations required

Visit www.aurorahistorical.org for reservation forms

• March 14 to April 5 -- "Journey Stories" exhibition

Free and open to the public

Aurora Historical Society Museum

Museum Hours: Mondays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays 3 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For further information, visit www.aurorahistorical.org or call Dr. Marcelle Wilson at 330-995-3336.

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