The New America: Discovering and Documenting the Immigrant Exper
Date: May 18, 2015
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Fee: $35 for members; $50 for non-members; option $15 boxed lunch
Registration: Yes, email
Description: During the late 19th- and early 20th centuries the nation was impacted by an influx if immigrants from Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and a multitude of other countries. These new residents played an important role in shaping the towns we know today. Litchfield, Connecticut is just one example of the many communities influenced by these new cultures and ethnicities. Join the Litchfield Historical Society in learning more about the immigrant experience and the ways in which museums are researching and presenting their stories. Speakers include Jessica Jenkins from the Litchfield Historical Society; Margaret Lynch-Brennan, author of The Irish Bridget; Lynne T. Brickley; Stephen Bartkus from the Gunn Memorial Museum; and Grace Brady from Ireland's Great Hunger Museum. See the Symposium website here for more information: