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Don’t miss visiting Smithsonian exhibition


Now is the time to visit the Smithsonian exhibition, Journey Stories. The exhibit remains on display at the Hazlehurst Depot Museum through January 19.

Visitors continue to comment on the quality of the exhibit. The standing panels are impressive not only visually but are filled with factual content and enhanced with interactive technology. The history of our country is told through the stories of individuals.  

According the David Morgan, the MS Humanities Council coordinator for the exhibition, “To thoroughly go through the exhibit takes about three hours. ”

Our visitors say that a cursory view takes between twenty minutes to an hour and whatever time they have spent is well spent.

The lecture series continues along with the exhibition. Two organizations have planned  programs related to the Journey Stories theme, The Railroad Spawns Towns presented by the Copiah County Historical and Genealogical Society on January 5 at the J. T.  Biggs Memorial Library in Crystal Springs at 7:00 pm and Journeys Told hosted by the Copiah Chapter of the DAR on January 14 at the Chautauqua Visitors Center in Crystal Springs at 7:00 pm.

The historical society has chosen to focus on the changes the railroad made in the development of towns in this region. The DAR has taken a more personal approach and is capturing stories of members of the community to preserve family histories associated with the organization.

In addition, the lecture The Journey Story of the Robert Johnson Home is scheduled on January 12 at 7:00 at the Heritage House in Hazlehurst.  Moved several times, the home where Robert Johnson was born has its own journey story.


Lecture: The Railroad Spawns Towns

Date: January 5, 2009

Time: 7:00 pm


Lecture:  Journeys Told

Date:  January 14, 2009

Time: 7:00 pm


Lecture: The Journey Story of the Robert Johnson House

Date:  January 12, 2009

Time: 7:00 pm

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