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Historical Lecture Series: Puerto Ricans: The Search for Prosperity in the Paper City Text Size

Event takes place on May 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street

Admission $7 general / $5 members

Like many immigrating groups, migrating Puerto Ricans came to Holyoke searching for prosperity. Unfortunately, the manufacturing industries were beginning to head south and overseas. Come hear Maria Salgado Cartagena share stories of a time of resistance and cultural celebration in Holyoke’s history.

Were your ancestors immigrants? Are you finding a need to better understand the immigrant experience in Western Massachusetts? Wistariahurst Museum has lined up a series of historical lectures to examine various immigrant communities in the Pioneer valley and to better understand the cultural enrichments these folks brought with them. Join us on Monday evenings in the carriage house, promptly at 6:00 p.m. from March 9 through May 11 as we listen and learn from historians, educators, museum professionals and writers.


Posted on March 3, 2015 by