Plant City to host Smithsonian exhibit

By BETTY BRIGGS | Special correspondent
Published: June 03, 2011

PLANT CITY –

The Florida Humanities Council has selected Plant City Photo Archives and History Center to host the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories exhibition next year.

The exhibit will tour six small communities in Florida, with the opening in Plant City from May 26 through July 7, 2012. The archives and history center at 106 N. Evers St. will receive $10,000 to host the exhibit.

This traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program focuses on the roles immigration, migration, innovation and freedom have played in building American society.

Those organizations partnering with the center on the exhibition programs will include Bruton Memorial Library, Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough Community College’s Plant City campus, Arts Council of Plant City, Improvement League of Plant City and the East Hillsborough Art Guild.

Other Florida towns included in the tour are Blountstown, DeBary, Clewiston, Sebring and Dunedin.

The archives and history center preserves photographs and historical documents.

For information about the center, call (813) 754-1578 or go to www.plantcityphotoarchives.org.

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By BETTY BRIGGS