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The South Street Seaport Museum will offer of two free winter exhibitions exploring the turn of the century in downtown Manhattan inside its premises at 12 Fulton Street on January 29.
“South Street and the Rise of New York” explores the critical role played by the Seaport and South Street in securing New York's place as America's leading city and its rise to become the world's busiest port by the start of the 20th century. The exhibition draws from the Museum's vast collection of works of art and artifacts via large reproduction and selected artifacts on display related to the 19th century history of the Port of New York.
“Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900–1914” is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First Class and Third-Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. This exhibition features both original and reproduction artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection including ocean liner memorabilia and ephemera, ceramics, and luggage trunks from both immigrants and First-Class passengers.
Each exhibition will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Advanced timed tickets can be reserved at seaportmuseum.org/onview