Granary Arts Journey Stories


November 1, 2014 - January 9, 2015


Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Utah Humanities Council, touring in partnership with the Granary Art Center and Snow College. 

Journey Stories examines how migration and transportation helped build our nation, how it has changed us, and how our mobile world looked to travelers along the way. Hopes and promises of fresh starts. Grim realities of forced migrations and difficult journeys. Thrills of personal travel.

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 or, like Native Americans already here, were pushed aside by newcomers. American mobility has shaped our economy, our landscape, and our culture. From Native Americans to new American citizens and regardless of our background, everyone has a journey story to tell... WHAT’S YOURS?

Get in Motion! Join us for free activities in Ephraim

NOVEMBER 5, 2014 / 7:00 pm / Granary Art Center
How We Go, Why We Go: A Night of Community Stories
Local community members and students share stories of travel and mobility while drawing connections to our cultural identity. Many of the stories are part of the Going This Way exhibition in the Main Gallery of Granary Art Center.

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 / 12:00 - 2:00 pm / Granary Art Center
Family Art Activity: Journey Stories Journal Sketchbooks
Journey stories are tales of how, when, and why we move around. From short day trips to long moves, recording your journey story is important for you and your family. Come create your own journal sketchbook in this free family workshop conducted by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 / 7:00 pm / Snow College Huntsman Library
What's Your Journey Story?: A Night of Community Stories
Join us for an evening of storytelling by local community members and students as they share their own and collected stories of migration.