On View Beginning Dec 4 | 11am – 5pm | Sat – Sun | Free
Visit our introduction gallery space at 12 Fulton Street beginning Dec 4, 2021 to experience newly reconfigured return of the popular exhibit Millions. Last on view prior to the pandemic, it 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.
Admission is free, and advanced timed tickets can be reserved below. Your Museum Galleries At 12 Fulton ticket includes access to all current exhibitions on view at the Seaport Museum. Tickets to tour historic ships are available separately.
Please note that in accordance with NYC Emergency Executive Order 225, proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose will be required to enter the exhibition space for all guests ages 12 and older, and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Proof of vaccination can be provided in the form of a physical immunization card, NY Excelsior Pass app, or the NYC COVID Safe app when you check in at the reception desk at 12 Fulton Street.
Additionally, in accordance with current Federal and New York State COVID-19 guidance, masks are required at all times throughout the Seaport Museum campus. Face coverings are required for employees, and increased cleaning protocols are also in place. Current COVID-19 protocols can be found at seaportmuseum.org/covid-19-updates.
About the Exhibition
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 reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s permanent collection including ocean liner memorabilia and ephemera, ceramics, and luggage trunks from both immigrants and First Class passengers.
The exhibition will familiarize viewers with passenger life aboard ocean liners, the defining differences between travel for wealthy Americans in First Class and future Americans immigrating to the United States in Third Class.
The exhibition was curated by William Roka, former Seaport Museum Historian, and Michelle Kennedy, Collections and Curatorial Assistant, at the Seaport Museum. Exhibition design and art direction by Rob Wilson and Christine Picone of Bowne & Co., the Museum’s historic letterpress shop.
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