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Smithsonian Exhibit Comes to Durant Museum

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DURANT, OK -- Durant Main Street is welcoming a traveling Smithsonian Exhibit at the Three Valley Museum. Deeda Payton visited the display.

The exhibit is called Journey Stories and it focuses on immigrants and how they came to live in the different states, including southeastern Oklahoma. You can see it for free.

Journey Stories opens Saturday, January 9th to the public at the Three Valley Museum on West Main Street in Durant. It is part of the Smithsonian Institute's traveling displays, but Durant is one of only five locations that will host the exhibit in Oklahoma.

The museum curator explains the significance of having the exhibit in Durant. "The Choctaw Nation is located here and now and it's very important that people you and old know that these people were forcibly removed to Oklahoma and they turned it into a wonderful place to live."

The exhibit includes the history behind the Trail of Tears and the people who rode prairie schooners or walked on foot to get to Oklahoma. The museum is even displaying a map of the trail that shows how far many traveled some from the east and west coast who finally settled in the state.

The museum says Journey Stories is a great fit because they focus on not only historic exhibits, but they are also a transportation museum.

The exhibit will be in Durant from January 9- February 19. For more information or to book a group tour call Donna Dow at 580.924.1550 or email her at ddow@durantmainstreet.org. Exhibit group tours are free.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.

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