Ellis Island: Immigration that Built America

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Date(s) - 11/14/2019
5:30 pm

Clymer Libary

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Presented by Dr. Brian Alnutt

Ellis Island in New York Bay was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1954. This year is the 65th anniversary of its closing. During those years it was an inspection and immigration center that started families on their miraculous journey to new lives in America. This program will discuss the attitudes towards immigration in the core years of the 1890’s to the 1920’s, and the subsequent Immigration Reform of 1965.

Brian Alnutt, Ph.D., returns for his eight year at HATT as one of our most popular speakers. He is a Professor of History at Northampton Community College. His personal focus is on North American history of the late 19th to mid-20th century. A native of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, he has lived the Lehigh Valley for over 30 years.

Please use the rear entrance of the library, as the main area is closed for renovations.