Take a look at stories at HNF exhibit

Published 12:26 am Friday, September 4, 2009

Old journalists say that behind every door, you’ll find a unique story. And, like most old sayings, some common sense logic and truth is at its root.

But it’s not always accurate.

Sometimes a door may reveal more than just one story.

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Some doors can reveal dozens more.

Starting Saturday the doors of the Historic Natchez Foundation on Commerce Street will open to reveal dozens and dozens of stories about the millions and millions of people who make up the fabric of our great country.

The Smithsonian Institute’s traveling exhibit “Journey Stories” opens Saturday and continues through Oct. 20.

For Natchez to host such an exhibit is truly amazing. For many of our citizens, this may be the only chance for them to see such great quality work. Best still, it’s free and will be accessible seven days a week while the exhibit runs.

HNF and the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life are co-sponsoring the exhibit, which was made possible through the Mississippi Humanities Council.

To make the exhibit even more special, HNF has added some special Natchez touches to the areas around the exhibit to help localize the theme and, more important, is offering additional programs each weekend to help reinforce and further explain the exhibit.

Our community is truly fortunate to have such a great exhibit in our backyard and such a great community partner in the Historic Natchez Foundation.