Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

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March 10, 2018 through September 30, 2018

Saturdays, 12-3pm.

Conference House

Staten Island

Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult


Event description:

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.



Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street
Staten Island, NY 10307
Phone: 718-869-6327