Journey Museum wraps up Learning Forums for 2017

Taking people back and preparing them for what's ahead.
that's what the Journey Museum and Learning Center aims to do.

Troy Kilpatrick, Executive Director for The Journey Museum and Learning Center, says "Our goal is here to not only do great history programs but also create new knowledge too so at our best, we're showing all those connections that we can provide and in those stories while we tell that."

Author and Photographer Paul Horsted presented his "Treasures of the National Parks Yesterday and Today" bringing the learning forum series to an end for 2017.

This year, the museum has brought in several presenters to help evoke thought and get people off their feet. They've done everything from teaching people about Total Darkness and the return of the eclipse, The Duhamel Sioux Indian Pageant, and even bringing in reenactors to help people live out past times.

Kilpatrick continues, "there's just so much around here to do, that's how come I can pull of 30 of these in a year and we're introducing our new 2018 lineup.

30 presentations touching on unique science and history topics and much more.

There's also Turtle Soup on Friday.

He says, "No turtles are harmed in the performance of turtle soup, they're Friday noon lunch history programs, you get a bowl of soup and you get a great history story to go with it."

Kids get in at no additional charge when accompanying a paid adult and members get half price admission.

Kilpatrick says, "I'm always looking for what's next out there and that's kind of what we do here at the journey, the journey always continues.

The Journey will begin its series for 2018 on January 14th at 2 p.m.
with the Evolution of Dignity and taking a look the prominent Chamberlain statue honoring Native American heritage.