The Maritime Port Museum reopens with two exhibitions
Image from “Millions: Migrants and Millionaires Aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914. Collection of the South Street Seaport Museum
The South Street Seaport Museum, closed since March 2020, reopens on Saturday, December 4. Two free exhibitions are presented.
“South Street and the Rise of New York,” from the museum’s collection of art, artifacts and reproductions, gives viewers a glimpse of the critical role that the Seaport and South Street played in the rise of the city. town at the beginning of the 18th century.
“The port has favored the city‘and that energy has attracted the talent and skills of people around the world, making New York City the most ethnically diverse place on the planet, âsaid Michael R. Harrison, guest curator of the exhibition, in a statement.
“Millions: migrants and millionaires aboard the great liners, 1900-1914”, compares life aboard ships for the wealthy first-class passengers and the nearly 13 million immigrants who have traveled to America in the sweltering third-class decks below. The exhibit features artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection, including memorabilia and ephemera from ocean liners, ceramics, and luggage trunks of immigrants and first-class passengers.
The exhibitions are open on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance is free and hourly tickets can be reserved here in advance. The museum’s tall ship âWavevertreeâ and its flagship âAmbroseâ are also open during this time. Free hourly tickets can be booked here.