Date of Award


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Degree Name

Museum Studies, M.A.


History and Social Studies Education Department


Dr. Cynthia Conides

First Reader

Dr. Cynthia Conides

Second Reader

Noelle J. Wiedemer


This paper describes the story of 982 refugees who came to Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York from Naples, Italy on August 3, 1944. The research illuminates the reasons why they were chosen to come and their journey. The research explores their time at Fort Ontario, how they were able to stay in the United States, and how their story is preserved and remembered to the present day. This paper also describes the process of creating an online exhibit that resulted from this research. Images from the online exhibit are featured throughout the paper. The reader is encouraged to view the online exhibit and use it for educational purposes and personal enlightenment.

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