Museum exhibit travels like its subjects
January 23, 2011
Leroy Potter of Joplin was one of a roomful of people, mostly senior citizens, who came to the Webb City Library on January 22, 2011, to hear a talk about the development of the highway system in Missouri presented by Dr. Thomas Gubbels of Lincoln University. He was interested in hearing about old Route 66 in which he said he has a special interest together with his collection of old road maps. The talk was an adjunct to the Smithsonian Institute's traveling exhibit, "Journey Stories," an exploration of how and why we came to be where we are. Included in the exhibit is "One Story, Many Voices," a posting of narratives from local residents that describes their origins and how they came to settle in the area. Some of the stories are from Rep. Charlie Davis (R-128), Sentinel publisher Bob Foos and other less notable but not less important voices. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The library is located at 101 S. Liberty, corner of First Street. The exhibit will close on February 19, 2011.

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