• "The Immigrant Trunk-Hopes and Dreams Headed for America

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    Name: "The Immigrant Trunk-Hopes and Dreams Headed for America
    Date: December 11, 2018
    Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST
    Event Description:
    Heavy trunks were a necessity for an immigrant family making the long journey across the ocean to the new world because they served as a secure vessel for transporting valued family possessions. If an immigrant traveled alone, the trunk was smaller and often made simply of pine boards. Some times the shipping line glued a large label onto the trunk as a record of the travel across the Atlantic. Hand luggage was also brought along. Bentwood boxes called "tine" are one example. Some were unadorned and others had the owner 's name or initials on them, They held clothing and such things as a small bible or catechism which was read daily on the voyage. The story of each trunk is told in this exhibit.
    Location:
    Livsreise-Norwegian Heritage Center 277 W. Main St. Stoughton, WI 53589
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. November 21st through February 28th
    Contact Information:
    Marg Listug 608-873-7567 livsreise@norwegianheritagecenter.org
    Fees/Admission:
    FREE
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