Date(s) & Time(s)::
September 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Location: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum 180 Thompson St. North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Speaker: Randy Warblow, Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York
Allan Herschell took advantage of a flood of talented German immigrants to make-up his carving work force in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But who were these immigrants, and what drove them to leave their home and travel thousands of miles to settle in a strange place? Randy Warblow from the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York will be at the museum to discuss their motivations for leaving and what they found in America. Discover where these settlers lived and worked, the skills they brought with them, and their lasting impact on Western New York communities.