America and its history is a patchwork of many tales which have been oven over time from the voyages of people—both voluntary and involuntary—who traveled from city-to-city, state-to-state and around the world to find new opportunities. Whether by air, land or sea, travel has played a crucial part in our economic and cultural identities. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) presents Journey Stories, a set of seven posters designed to encourage dialogue, engagement and participation in classrooms and communities on how movement has defined America.

Find discussion questions for this exhibit here.

Journey Stories is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., since 1952. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play. For exhibition description and tour schedules, visit

Teaching Tolerance developed the Discussion Questions for Classrooms and served as a distribution partner.

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