Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 29, 2013

Film festival series featuring journeys to and across America begins May 10

For immediate release:  April 29, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205  
    
The Robert Morgade Library, located at 5851 SE Community Drive on the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, Stuart, is host to the first film in the six-part Journey Stories Film Festival series on Friday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. This first film depicts travelers crossing an ocean on a one-way trip to begin a new life in America.

Each of the six films illustrates a theme featured in the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories, and details the journeys and migrations of people trekking to and across America seeking freedom, opportunity, land, wealth or adventure. Free and open to the public, there will be one film shown at each library location.

This presentation, one of several Journey Stories events for adults, is brought to you by a grant received from the Florida Humanities Council, to complement the Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories traveling exhibition presented by the Smithsonian Museum. The exhibit will be on display at the Elisabeth Lahti Library October 19 through November 30. Eighteen months of events exploring Journey Stories themes will take place at Martin County libraries leading up to and immediately following the Smithsonian exhibit.

To learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call 772-221-1403 or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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