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If April showers bring May flowers then we are most certainly ready for May! Our tulips are starting to pop, so be sure to come by for a stroll through our seaside gardens, check out the paint progress on The Gables, and celebrate some sunshine and warm weather.

Our final Becoming American community conversation will be taking place on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m.“Immigration and Popular Culture” looks at the ways the media and popular culture have historically taught newcomers how to “be American,” and how the rich contributions of different immigrant groups have transformed American culture and art. The selected film for May 1 is The Search for General Tso. This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here , email or call 978-306-7001. Becoming American is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience.  The project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. Community partners include Salem State University and the North Shore CDC.

The Search for General Tso was directed by Ian Cheney and based largely on the book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, by Jenny 8. Lee. This unique read will be available in our Museum Store all month and you can meet the author on May 28. In addition to many professional talents, Lee is also the vice chair of the emoji selection subcommittee for Unicode and will be here speaking about how her research led her down the path to becoming an emoji activist.

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Date: April 29, 2019

Author: sperling

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