The Smithsonian is coming... to Waynesville! 

For those of who haven’t heard already, the Old Stagecoach Stop was selected as one of six sites in Missouri to host a Smithsonian traveling exhibit entitled Journey Stories. 

The exhibit focuses on immigration, migration and travel in the U.S. from the beginning of the country’s history to the present day. The Old Stagecoach Stop is also developing a companion exhibit that focuses on this area’s history, and numerous special events. 

The exhibit will be in Waynesville from Oct. 2 to November.

An informational community meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in the Pulaski County Courthouse community room (in the basement). 

Members of the planning committee will give a presentation about the exhibit and what has been planned so far.  

Citizens are also invited to get involved with this exciting, one-of-a-kind event by volunteering as a docent (tour guide) during the exhibit dates or helping the Old Stagecoach Stop plan and organize the special events. 

“Attending the meeting does not mean you have to commit to volunteering however, so please join us even if you’d just like to learn more about what we have planned,”?Stephanie Nutt, Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation president, said in a statement.

For more information, contact Stephanie Nutt at 573 762-9683.