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Red Star Line: A Portrait of European Migration

Tuesday, December 3

6:30 - 8:30pm

$8/Free for NMAJH Members

Between 1873 and 1934, the Belgian-American shipping company Red Star Line brought over two million European migrants from Antwerp to the New World.  An estimated one in four were Jewish—including two of NMAJH’s Only in America inductees, Irving Berlin and Albert Einstein.  All of them shaped American society to what it is today.  

Bram Beelaert, curator of the recently opened Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, will discuss this chapter in American history and how Philadelphia played an important role.  You’ll also get an inside look at how new museums are developed.

Light reception to follow.

Reserve Member tickets here.

Purchase Nonmember tickets here.

Event type:Lectures & Discussions