ASTORIA — The American Association of University Women Astoria Branch presents a free program titled “U.S. Citizens and Immigration,” 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Astoria Library’s Flag Room.
The speakers are Nancy Anderson, director of the Columbia River’s Ellis Island Quarantine Station, and Quinn Andrus, community relations specialist with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
Anderson will speak on experiences of past immigrations. Her parents purchased the Quarantine Station at a Government Surplus Auction in 1950. The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Anderson and her daughter Heather Henry founded the Knappton Cove Heritage Center and established a small museum in the lazaretto that served the station.
Andrus will speak on current experiences of immigration. She spent 10 years with the U.S. Department of State and served in various postings worldwide, including Romania, Qatar and Iraq.
For more information, contact Jan Nybakke at 503-325-4592. Light refreshments will be served. The library is at 450 10th St.