Smithsonian ‘Journey Stories’ exhibit in Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista will host a Smithsonian exhibit, “Journey Stories,” and incorporate its own regional narratives into the program. A one-of-a-kind exhibit that will begin Feb. 22, it will highlight the journey stories Sierra Vistans made to settle in the area.

Sierra Vista, 1955. Photo Courtesy of Fort Huachuca

Sierra Vista 1955 photo courtesy of Fort Huachuca

Journey Stories focuses on movement and transportation’s impact on America’s diverse society. The journeys we take and where we settle are central to the people we are. The exhibit uses engaging images, audio, and artifacts to tell the individuals’ travel stories. Embedded in the stories is the movement of people who left everything behind – families and possessions – to reach a new life in another state, across the continent, or even across an ocean.

The exhibit will include stories of:

  • The establishment of Camp Huachuca, now Fort Huachuca, in 1877
  • The region’s history as a cattle trading center with Mexico
  • How the railroad changed the area
  • How “Fry” became Sierra Vista
  • The characters who lived in the towns of Gleeson and Courtland
  • And more!  

For more information on the Henry Hauser Museum, click here or call 520-417-6980, ext. 560.

Journey Stories
February 22 to April 6
Henry Hauser Museum
2950 E. Tacoma St.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Some of the photos you'll see at the exhibit:

Palominas Corrals. Photo courtesy of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Palominas Corrals photo courtesy of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Residents of Buena Settlement, Thanksgiving Day, 1917. Photo courtesy of the Henry Hauser Museum

Buena School House. Photo courtesy of the Henry Hauser Museum

Temporary housing for those involved in the construction on Fort Huachuca during the early 1940's. Photograph courtesy Fort Huachuca Museum.

Temporary Housing, Fry, Ariz. 1947. Photo courtesy of Fort Huachuca Museum