Who We Are: Boston Immigration Then and Now
Mar 31

Who We Are: Boston Immigration Then and Now

February 28, 2019 all-day
Boston Public Library East Boston Branch
365 Bremen St.
East Boston MA 02128
(617) 569-0271

Recent immigration has given Boston a new richness of ethnic, language and cultural diversity, with more countries than ever before represented among us. Boston’s foreign-born population, hailing from more than 130 countries, now accounts for 28% of the city’s total population, and the neighborhoods that make up Boston often tell unique stories of diversity and change.

This exhibition compares the landscape of today’s “new” Boston with that of over 100 years ago. The maps and graphics on display here show where Boston’s foreign-born residents originate from, and where newer immigrant groups have settled, while celebrating who we are, and the vibrant diversity that is Boston.

This is a traveling exhibition, on display at the East Boston Branch from February 28, 2019 to March 22.

Branch Hours:
Monday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Check the calendar for other locations. The exhibition is also available online.