We’re really looking forward to “Northwest Passages”, a program we’re holding at the library next Thursday.
“Northwest Passages” allows the audience to experience the life of a young Swedish Immigrant, Julia Berg, as she and her family struggle to build a new life in Washington State in the early 20th century. As a nurse, Julia finds herself caring for African and Asian immigrants also new to Washington. The story covers their experiences during the expansion of the railroad, the discovery of gold, labor struggles and the Great War. While they observe Swedish and American holidays, they also encounter – as well as witness – prejudice and hostility.
We hope that you can join us for this informative and moving multimedia portrayal of the life of an immigrant of an earlier era. It will take place from 7:00-9:00 on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Admission is free, and the program is suitable for ages 4th grade through adult. Teachers and homeschooling parents may be interested in the Teacher’s Curriculum Guide that gives students a bit more background on the program.
This program is part of the Burlington Library and the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society’s “Making Connections through ROOTS Project.”