The Red Star Line carried 2.7 million passengers to Ellis Island between 1873 and 1934, many of them Central and Eastern European immigrants looking to make their fortunes in the New Land. Among them were some notables; folks like Albert Einstein and Irvin Berlin also made the 12 day journey.
This fall you'll be able to learn the story of that immigration:
In 2013, the Red Star Line Museum will open in the historic warehouses of the Red Star Line shipping company in Antwerp. Visitors to the museum embark on a moving journey, retracing the footsteps of emigrants such as Irving Berlin and Golda Meir.
The Museum is expected to open in the line's historic warehouses on September 27th of 2013.