Sunday, October 6, 2013

First Sunday Lecture Series: Karl Puffe, An Immigrant's Story

Long-time Smyrna resident and former Smyrna City Councilman Foster Puffe presented a slideshow and talk entitled "An Immigrant's Story". It was based on a diary that his German grandfather kept while traveling from the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the United States in 1892. 

The diary provides fascinating insights into a typical immigrant's experience on shipboard and at the Ellis Island Immigration Station in New York City.  The diary is now on permanent exhibit at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. 

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