The Red Star Line Museum is a museum full of stories. The museum has already collected hundreds of travel stories with the generous assistance of people in Belgium and abroad. Sometimes we receive extensive written stories, sometimes fragments: a photo, scribbles on an old postcard or a tattered letter. All those personal testimonies, letters and personal items help give a face to migration to America and give us more insight into the history of the shipping company and the lives of its passengers.
The collective memory
The Red Star Line Museum aims to become the collective memory of stories about past and contemporary migration. In addition to historic stories, the museum has collected a few hundred contemporary stories about migration. These stories are not directly linked to the Red Star Line, and we want more of them. We are still looking for personal stories and, if possible, accompanying photos and objects.
By regarding these stories as immaterial heritage, the museum ensures that they are not forgotten.
Do you have a story? Tell us! We will cherish it in our digital Warehouse.
Would you like to know if members of your family once travelled on a Red Star Line ship? Browse around in the Red Star Line Museum’s digital Warehouse.