Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fort Worth museum exhibit focuses on immigrants entering through Galveston

A new exhibit showcases immigrants and tells their stories of life in America and how they got here.   - - Donna Poisl

BY MARY ROGERS, Special to the Star-Telegram

Sunlight streams through the wall of glass and seems to fill every corner of this contemporary home, but on this day, Arnie Gachman isn't thinking about the modern world. He settles into a comfortable chair ready to tell the old stories of struggle and sacrifice, determination and hope; stories his grandfather told him about long-ago friendships and dreams fulfilled.

He lays two framed photographs of his late grandparents on the glass coffee table: Jacob "Jack" Gachman and Edith Zodin Gachman. They are handsome people at the prime of life. Like thousands of other immigrants, Jack and Edith came to the United States through Galveston, which was a major gateway from 1845 until 1924; Ellis Island opened in 1892. Now that immigration experience is showcased in an exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
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