NORTH TONAWANDA – The next installment of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum’s “Carrousel Chat” lecture series, will feature Randy Warblow, of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York.
The talk will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the museum, 180 Thompson St.
The lecture will explore who the immigrants were and what drove them to leave their home and travel thousands of miles to settle in a new land. He also will discuss where these German settlers lived and worked, the skills they brought with them and their lasting impact on Western New York communities.
Included in the 19th-century wave of immigrants were classically trained carvers from Germany and other parts of Europe, some of whom found employment in the carving workforce of the Herschell factories in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.