CWU exhibit tells stories through footwear



ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — An exhibit at a Central Washington University museum tells life stories of Kittitas County residents through their footwear — boots worn by a miner, black heels worn by a woman who escaped from Iran, tennis shoes worn by a little boy who died.

The exhibit at the Museum of Culture and Environment is called “In My Shoes: Stores about Life, Told from the Bottom Up.”

The Daily Record reports ( it’s presented in connection with a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute about the history of travel.

The museum staff decided to let the owners of the shoes tell their stories in their own words. There are more shoes that will be swapped out, as the exhibit runs through June. Then the shoes will be returned to their owners.


Information from: Daily Record,