“Immigration: Our Shared Dream” at the Dayton International Peace Museum
Welcome Dayton is being featured at the Dayton International Peace Museum‘s current exhibit, “Immigration: Our Shared Dream.” Several displays will be up through February 2014, and several special events will also celebrate the museum’s immigrant showcase.
The exhibit offers a broad perspective on immigration in the United States and around the world. It includes information on the critical role immigrants played in Dayton’s early development as an industrial center, stories from recent immigrants to Dayton, the community’s response to the needs of Rwandan immigrants through the House of the People, and ideas for resolving our nation’s current immigration challenges.
Upcoming events at the museum:
December 7, 1:00 PM — Dr. John Weaver, Sinclair Community College, will speak on Dayton’s early immigration history. In his presentation, “A New Home in a New Land: European Immigration to Dayton, 1840-1920.”
December 14, 1:00-2:00 PM– Children’s Story and Craft Hour in the Museum’s Renovated Children’s Room. Ms. Elina will read from “All About America: A Nation of Immigrants.”
January 12, 2:00 PM — Nancy Diggs will speak and sign her book,
“Hidden in the Heartland.”
January 26, 2:00 PM — Heather MacLachlan, University of Dayton Ethnomusicologist, will speak about the musical expressions of cultures around the world.
For more information about the exhibit or future events, or to share your comments, contact the Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org