Journey Stories: A Smithsonian Exhibition
April 11-July 6
Public reception: Thursday, April 11, 6-7:30pm
Public programs (7:30-9pm) include:
• April 11, - Community Voices: How We Came Here and What We Brought. Community members will explain why their families came here and what they brought with them to reflect their homelands and journeys.
• April 18, - Scholars and Stories: Gary Mormino/Ybor City, Ray Arsenault /African Americans in Pinellas Co., Jose Fernandez/Cubans, Jeff Klinkenberg/northern migration to Florida, Tina Bucuvalas/Greeks in Tarpon Springs. Respected Florida scholars provide broad perspectives on local and regional immigration—and also tell their own journey stories.
• Friday, May 31, - Journey Songs: Songs about immigration, its difficulties, and the havoc it creates in the lives of those who leave and those left behind, are a staple in the repertoire of many groups. Award winning musicians will present songs about immigration.
• Saturday, June 22 – Journey Films: Many documentary and fictional films have examined the immigrant journey. We will show films that deal with locally significant immigrant groups, preceded by interpretive introductions.
Center for Gulf Coast Folklife Gallery
Tarpon Springs Cultural Center
101 South Pinellas Avenue (Alt. 19).
Free Admission. 727-942-5605
Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm