The first five states hosting Journey Stories were recognized during a luncheon at the Federation of State Humanities Councils' 2008 National Humanities Conference in Arlington, Virginia on Saturday. In honor of being the first five states on the tour, representatives from Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, North Dakota and Oklahoma received a bag filled with gifts to help them along on their travels -- including a Viewmaster with scenes from American travel spots and historic vehicles, a compass, maps, and other assorted items. All participants in the luncheon also received a luggage tag featuring the Journey Stories logo and information on the exhibition.
SITES director Anna Cohn shows off the Journey Stories luggage tag.
MoMS/SITES director of public relations Miriam Keegan presents gift bags to state representatives.
Mississippi Humanities Council executive director Barbara Carpenter receives her bag.
Journey Stories will kick-off a six-year tour in May 2009! Look for it in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, North Dakota and Oklahoma!
-- Robbie Davis, MoMS/SITES, Washington, DC