Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits, 1905 – 1920

A revealing and fascinating set of images snapped by an untrained eye have been making the rounds through museums around the country and finally makes a stop at the Minnesota History Center starting July 4. "Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits, 1905 – 1920", a photographic series of newly arrived immigrants taken by an Ellis Island registry clerk gives viewers a compelling perspective on turn-of-the-century America and the diversification that has become a staple of our country’s past.

The exhibit runs through September 21. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and college students and $5 for children aged 6 – 17. The cost is free for children under 5 and MHS members. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on holidays and Mondays through Labor Day. The Minnesota History Center is located at 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. in St. Paul. For more information, visit