BISON Grand Opening
August 16, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Coming to The Journey Museum and Learning Center is “BISON,” a traveling exhibit exploring the past, present and future of bison. The grand opening is Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. to include speeches and appetizers - free to the public. You can view the exhibit through Oct. 14.
BISON creates an interactive environment that combines history, artifacts and hands-on activities to bring to life the story of this great North American mammal. The exhibit tells of the animal’s tragic history, its rescue from near extinction, and the story of people across North America working to preserve the bison as a vibrant part of our future.
The exhibit tells the story of the bison from the beginning, connecting cultures along the way, says Corey Christianson, the administration, exhibits and curation coordinator at The Journey Museum and Learning Center.
“We’re talking about an animal that greatly influenced history and culture, both Native American and pioneer.”
The need for sustainability is also apparent in the exhibit, with the bison placed in the larger narrative of human interactions with natural resources.
This is The Journey Museum and Learning Center’s first traveling exhibit, and this is the first time the exhibit will be in South Dakota.
“It’s great having the exhibit here because not only does it connect with our taxidermy section of the museum, but it’s also going to be up during the Buffalo Roundup held in Custer State Park in September,” Christianson says.
You can view BISON with admission to The Journey Museum and Learning Center - $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and FREE for members. This exhibit is toured by the National Buffalo Foundation in collaboration with Kauffman Museum, BisonExhibit.org.
FREE for members