Immigrant Trunk
Vesterheim Museum
July 22 - 10 a.m.

What did immigrants bring with them to America in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? Why did they bring certain items and leave others behind? Students will visit Vesterheimís Norwegian House, where they will answer these questions through guided exploration of an immigrantís trunk. Students will touch and examine both real artifacts and authentic reproductions. Additional information about transportation and shipboard life will be shared. At the end of the session students will climb into a recreated shipís bunk to experience travel and sleeping conditions.