Immigrant Stories: Family Keepsakes
When families made the long journey to America, they usually left most of their possessions behind. The things they brought had special significance, even more so as they settled into their new lives here. Those precious possessions and the stories that went along with them were frequently passed down from generation to generation as a reminder of the sacrifices that had been made on behalf of future generations.
These stories, many of which are based on real family histories, capture the importance of protecting a family's heritage, and remind us that even the most special possessions mean nothing if their stories are lost.