Hillsboro (Kansas) Museums, where I am museum coordinator, will be having an exhibit of immigrant and traveling trunks running July - September 2017. Our grand opening will be on 1 July at 10am. We would love to have you join us.
We have 14 immigrant trunks from the 1870s in our collection - most of them Mennonite in origin. They range from simple freight trunks built for the voyage to America all the way to heirloom dowry chests passed down for many generations.