Becoming American Exhibit

Surviving life between cultures includes telling and listening to stories. I posted recently about advising the Newton History Museum on an upcoming immigration exhibit. The Museum reports that:
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Newton's population was 83,829. Of this number, 18 percent were born outside the U.S., and 21.2 percent reported speaking a language other than English at home. Chinese and Russian are the languages other than English reported as most commonly spoken in the home. In one Newton elementary school, about 28 percent of the children speak a language other than English at home.
They've hired six teen curators to organize and present an exhibit that will tell the stories of immigrants in this town just outside Boston. I'm looking forward with great interest to peruse the finished product...

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