Thousands of immigrants entered the United States through the Port of Galveston, Texas from 1845 until 1924. Now that immigration experience is showcased in an exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Many of the immigrants were helped by the Galveston Movement, a project from 1907 to 1914 aimed at bringing European Jews to the United States through Galveston to settle in Texas and the West rather than the crowded tenements of the East. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has a new exhibit that shows many of the obstacles that the Galveston immigrants faced.
You can read more in an article by Mary Rogers published in the Star-Telegram at http://goo.gl/BgVcx. The article also includes several photographs of the exhibit, including old photographs of immigrants entering at Galveston.
My thanks to Betty Clay for telling me about this article.
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