Author To Discuss Early 20th Century Immigration At DeBary Library

By on June 14, 2016 in Community Stories

old books desk school

DeBary, FL– Kim Nelson, a humanities instructor at Seminole State College, will
share her research on the passage of millions of European immigrants
through Ellis Island during a free program at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2,
at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.

Nelson used her research to write “Stitching: A Novel of Love and
Immigration,” a fictionalized story of her grandparents’ immigration
from Italy. Her novel addresses recruitment methods, the conditions of
steamship passage, and resettlement in a strange land. She will sign and
sell copies of the book after her presentation.

The program is part of the Lemonade Lectures series, which is sponsored
by the Enterprise Historical Conservancy and Volusia County. Light
refreshments and lemonade will be served.

Reservations are not required. For information, call 386-668-3840.

DeBary Hall Historic Site, which is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places, is owned by the State of Florida and managed by the
county’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division. Tours of the 1871
hunting lodge are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission prices are $5 for
adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for
children 2 and younger.

For more information about DeBary Hall and other upcoming events, visit


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Comments are closed.