Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners

Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 PM
South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum
announces new exhibition
Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914
Opening Reception: June 22, 2017 from 7-9pm
Exhibition dates: June 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018

The South Street Seaport Museum announces its newest exhibition, Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 beginning on June 23, 2017, open Wednesday-Sunday 11am-7pm, at the Museum’s mezzanine gallery level, accessible from the main entrance of the Museum on 12 Fulton Street. An Opening Reception will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 7-9pm, RSVP required. Visit southstreetseaportmuseum.org for reservation info.
 
From 1900 to 1914, nearly 13 million immigrants traveling in Third Class arrived in the United States. During this same period, America’s wealthiest citizens, totaling no more than a hundred thousand passengers each year, traveled to Europe in First Class, spending over $11.5 billion (2017) on luxury vacations. Even though First Class and Third Class sailed on the same ships, their journeys were worlds apart.

For more information visit https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/