The Polish Museum of America (PMA) at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. will host a lecture on the Red Star Shipping Line by Mr. Beelaert of the Red Star Line Museum of Antwerp in Belgium at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Antwerp was the departure point for generations of immigrants from Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Beelaert will present the history of the Red Star Shipping Line, the port of Antwerp, the emigrants, as well as some of the individuals who came to America and were able to achieve the American Dream.

Though the event is free, donations are accepted. Light refreshments will be served. For further information call 773-384-3352, or RSVP by email.