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Refugees, Displaced Persons, and War Brides: The Early History of the American Civic Association in Binghamton
February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Exhibit “Refugees, Displaced Persons, and War Brides: The Early History of the American Civic Association in Binghamton” to open at the ACA on First Friday
February 2, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm (during the First Friday Art Walk)
The American Civic Association
131 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
The American Civic Association (ACA), the Bundy Museum of History and Art, and Humanities NY are proud to present this upcoming exhibit on the early history of the ACA, featuring the first ever public display of documents and artifacts from the 79-year-old organization.
The exhibit will include:
– Radio Programs and Recordings from the Early Years of the American Civic Association, Including digitized versions of ACA Founder Michael Gavigan’s “An Irishman’s Dream”
– Poster Collections used in ACA Social and Political Campaigns
– Photo and Periodical Collections Sampled from the ACA Archives
– Examples of the Primary Source Materials Available to Researchers at the Collection (Examples)
– First Hand Accounts of the Early Work Done by the ACA.
Founded by local immigrants, the American Civic Association has been the only institution for the resettlement of refugees and supporting of migrants and refugees in the Binghamton area since its founding in 1939. It provides immigration services, citizenship preparation, English as a Second Language courses, GED courses, legal assistance and other services, and functions as a multi-cultural community center for any person, regardless of citizenship status.
All are welcome.
Entry: Suggested $5 individual donation or $15 family donation.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Phone: (607) 723-9419