(US) New Ellis Island Peopling of America Galleries Opens May 20 #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

I recently posted about the new Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
story that goes to the present day whereas the Ellis Island Immigration
Museum story covered only through 1954. The new gallery, Peopling of
America, opens today, May 20th. This major expansion of the museum
"bookends" the Ellis Island era by telling the story of immigration to
America before the processing station opened in 1892 and after it closed in
1954. To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/kpwuaxp
Original url:

http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/peopling-of-america-center?ccd=email.CAMP30029

The historic baggage room now houses the world migration globe depicting
migration patterns around the world, not just to the United States. There
are displays about pre-Ellis Island as well as post-Ellis immigration.
Displayed at the entrance is the American Flag of Faces, an interactive
video with a montage of images submitted by individuals about their families
and ancestors. If you would like to submit photos see:
http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/about-the-flag-of-faces

The site also has a link about genealogy-see:
http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/genealogy

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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