Exhibitions

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island
 

Federal Immigration Station, Pelican Island, Galveston, ca. 1913. Courtesy the Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas.

As a major gateway for immigration, Galveston Island was the port of entry for hundreds of thousands of people coming to America from 1845 to 1924. Forgotten Gateway considers the importance of place in the immigrant experience—tracing the history of Galveston Island as it changed from a small harborage for sailing vessels, to a major cosmopolitan steamship and railroad hub, and back to a nearly abandoned immigrant station—and explores universal themes of immigration including leaving home, encountering danger, confronting discrimination, and navigating bureaucracy.

Exhibition

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island is based on the major exhibition of the same name developed by the Bullock Texas State History Museum and guest-curated by Dr. Suzanne Seriff, independent museum curator and senior lecturer of anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin.

Exhibition Format

Wall-hanging 
LanguageEnglish
Content29 single-sided panels (24” x 47”)
Space Requirements87 linear feet
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTBD
Rental Fee*$700*
Rental Period6 weeks

 

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Publicity Materials

Press release

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Publicity image

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Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email
exhibitions@humanitiestexas.org

2018 Bookings to Date

Bell County Museum
(Wall-hanging)
02/15/2018–05/26/2018

On Display

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