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Living Voices Series: The New American (Immigration in the Early 20th Century)

March 20 @ 10:00 am - March 21 @ 2:00 pm

Teenage female immigrant in the early 1900s in front of a backdrop of the head of the Statue of Liberty

March 20: 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m.

March 21: 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.

What does it mean to start a new life in a new country?

Discover the journey from steerage to Ellis Island to the sweatshops of New York City, through the experiences of one young Irish immigrant forced to seek a new American life on her own.

In the early 1900s, Bridget leaves the turmoil and poverty of Ireland for the promise of work and better opportunity in the United States, where she faces the challenges and discrimination of immigrant life on the road to citizenship.

The 9 a.m. performance is almost completely full. Please contact the Center to ask about availability.


March 20 @ 10:00 am
March 21 @ 2:00 pm