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Hello my name is Scott Stewart. I am a Heritage Interpreter here at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. I’m in our Empress of Ireland Exhibit and today I’d like to take a look at the dining experience of passengers aboard ship. On the table in front of me I have various pieces of china, glassware, flatware, and what I like to ask visitors when they come to do the activity with me is where does it all go? Which piece is for which class and how does it all fit together to make a lovely first, second or third class place setting.

Welcome to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Today, we are in the BMO Oral History Gallery – where you can watch and listen to people’s personal immigration stories. The gallery is in Canada’s Immigration Hall, part of our new permanent exhibition space that reflects the Museum’s national mandate.

Welcome to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Today, we’re inside the Canadian Immigration Hall – one of two halls that make-up our newly expanded Permanent Exhibit. Beside me is the bilingual Customs interactive where you’ll have the opportunity to select a number of items that they wish to bring with them to Canada. You can choose from three scenarios:

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