For the past two years Durant has been working to bring a Smithsonian exhibit to the area, and now it is time for the big unveiling! It is called Journey Stories.
Durant’s exhibit will be from January 9 through February 19, 2010. Hours at the Three Valley Museum, 401 W. Main, have been extended to 9-5 Monday through Saturday during this time. Organizers indicate limited availability for remaining school field trip scheduling. For reservations, call 580-920-1907. Or log on to www.durantmainstreet.org and click on Journey Stories.
A kickoff celebration will be held on Saturday, January 9, at the Three Valley Museum in Downtown Durant. The grand opening will be held at 11:00 a.m. and will be emceed by Senator Jay Paul Gumm. Visitors will then be encouraged to experience the Journey Stories exhibit.
At noon on January 9, Wildwood Dean will be sharing stories about travels along the Red River. He entertains with his unique style of storytelling. At 1:00, Ron Wallace will share his award-winning Native Son poetry. He has stories about growing up in Durant that many will be able to relate to their own memories.