Now On View | Wed-Sun | 11am-5pm | 12 Fulton St. | Free
Visit our introduction gallery space at 12 Fulton Street 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 tickets can be reserved below. Your Museum Admission ticket includes access to current exhibitions on view at the introduction gallery space as well as access to tall ship Wavertree, permanently moored at Pier 16. Tickets to tour lightship Ambrose are available separately.
Be sure to review the latest COVID-19 protocols.
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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