Special Exhibits

STATUE OF LIBERTY NATIONAL MONUMENT AND ELLIS ISLAND
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
ELLIS ISLAND NATIONAL MUSUEM OF IMMIGRATION

UPCOMING EXHIBIT

 
 
Little Syrian Children
Children on shop steps in Little Syria, ca. 1929

Library of Congress, Bain News Service, LC-DIB-ggbain-22817

Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community's Life and Legacy

In the late 1800s, Arab immigrants began to settle on Washington Street in lower Manhattan. Their entrepreneurial spirit transformed the neighborhood, known as Little Syria, into a thriving community lined with shops, restaurants and coffeehouses, each furnished with signs written in their native Arabic. Here Arab Americans raised their families, educated their children, worshipped in churches and mosques and gradually became part of the life of New York.

Although razed in the 1940s to make way for the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, contributions of the community's notable residents remain relevant.This exhibit documents the stories of how brave individuals faced society's increasing anti-immigrant sentiment and recognizes Little Syria's contribution both nationally and internationally.

The Exhibit will be open October 1, 2016 –January 9, 2017

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