In December of 1944, Ausma’s family of five had to flee their farm in Latvia. War had disrupted their life and Ausma and her family had no other recourse but to abandon their home and depart from their Motherland. Read Ausma’s Story →
Bears will be taking over the Museum on Monday, December 21st. Bring your own stuffed bear and join in the fun! This special event includes film screenings of Paddington, bear-themed crafts, a teddy bear treasure hunt, complimentary cookies and milk, and an appearance by Pier 21’s own big bear, Fenton!
From the late 1940s to 1970s, a total of 500,000 Dutch nationals left their homeland.
Find out more about this wave of immigration and read Jan’s blog >