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Ellis Island - Part of Statue of Liberty

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Ellis Island is a federally owned island in New York Harbor that contains a museum and former immigration inspection station. As the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954, it processed approximately 12 million immigrants to the country through the Port of New York and New Jersey. Today, it is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, accessible to the public only by ferry. The north side of the island hosts the museum of immigration while the south side, including the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, is only open to the public through guided tours.

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https://www.nps.gov/elis/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Island Ellis Island is a federally owned island in New York Harbor that contains a museum and former immigration inspection station. As the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954, it processed approximately 12 million immigrants to the country through the Port of New York and New Jersey. Today, it is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, accessible to the public only by ferry. The north side of the island hosts the museum of immigration while the south side, including the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, is only open to the public through guided tours. How far would you travel to find a better life? What if the journey took weeks under difficult conditions? If you answered "Whatever it takes," you echo the feelings of the 12 million immigrants who passed through these now quiet halls from 1892 to 1954. Ellis Island afforded them the opportunity to attain the American dream for themselves and their descendants. Come hear their stories. Ellis Island is located in New York Harbor, and can only be reached by boat. Ferries are operated by Statue Cruises, and depart from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan in New York City. Ferries are also available from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Ellis Island Information Desk The Ellis Island Information Desk provides general information, including the schedule of ranger-guided tours, special program, and film times. A ranger or volunteer is available to answer questions and provide information about the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration and make recommendations for your visit. The park brochure, Passport To Your National Parks (R) cancellation stamp, and the ferry departure schedule are also located at the information desk. The Ellis Island Information Desk is within the main building on Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. After entering the building, the Information Desk is located on the left, on the first floor near the bookstore. Ellis Island Museum of Immigration Beaux-Arts brick and limestone building with large arched windows and cupola-topped towers. Over 12 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island during the peak years of 1892-1924, most through this building which opened in 1900. Ellis Island's Registry Room Great Hall has terra cotta-colored tile floor, a balcony, large arched windows, and vaulted ceiling The Registry Room, also known as the Great Hall, is where millions of immigrants were inspected. They were required to pass both a medical and legal inspection before being allowed to enter the United States. Ellis Island Museum of Immigration Brick and limestone building with maroon canopy leading to entrance. Visitors to the museum today arrive by ferry, just like immigrants did a century ago. Replica Inspection Desk in the Registry Room Honey oak colored tall desk on tiled floor in Great Hall with arched windows and vaulted ceiling. Inspectors at Ellis Island would conduct the legal examination from behind desks like these a century ago. Bird's Eye View of Ellis Island Artificially-expanded largely rectangular island with straight seawalls and large buildings. Ellis Island was expanded from just a couple acres to over 30 to make room for a large immigration processing station, that included a state of the art hospital complex. A Slice of History: Pizza in America The National Park Service and Evelyn Hill Inc., the food service concessionaire at the Statue of Liberty since 1931 and Ellis Island since 2009, have cooked up a way to celebrate Pizza. We’ve invited five purveyors of one of America’s favorite foods to share their crusty craftsmanship and their founder's immigration stories with a temporary exhibit in the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Person dressed as a pizza slice with pizza fans Tribeca and NPS Announce Winners of "The America I Am" National Youth Film Competition at Red Carpet Premiere on Ellis Island The Statue of Liberty NM and Ellis Island, NY – Drawn from hundreds of submissions by students from across the nation, five short films received a red carpet premiere on Ellis Island during the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival®. The winners of the America I Am national student film competition were announced in the Great Hall of the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Young men and women pose for photograph. Young Scholars Explore Caribbean American Heritage for Black History Month on Ellis Island In partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) Young Scholars Program, rangers at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration provided fourth and fifth-grade students with a hands-on opportunity to make connections with their heritage by conducting primary research exercise. An African American male ranger interacts with a young black student. US Mint Joins NPS on "Island of Hope" to Release Newest Quarter Ellis Island, NJ – The United States Mint and the National Park Service today launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program New Jersey quarter honoring Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants seeking new opportunities and experiences in America. 2017 America the Beautiful quarter showing an adult man and woman and a young boy. Groundswell Mural Project Ellis Island Ellis Island National Monument reaches new audiences of immigrant youth and encourages them to think like a historian with the Groundswell mural project A mural of a boy sharing his heart. Domestic Sabotage: The Explosion at Black Tom Island In the early morning hours of July 30, 1916, a munitions depot located on Black Tom Island, in Jersey City, NJ, was deliberately sabotaged to prevent supplies from being delivered to Britain and France during World War I. Although this is the closest some would come to combat during the war, the attack rattled at America’s golden door. Pile of rubble with a man standing next to it and Statue of Liberty in the background Immigration and the Great War The First World War brought an end to one of the biggest periods of immigration in American history. During the decade leading up to the war, an average of 1 million immigrants per year arrived in the United States, with about three-quarters of them entering through the Ellis Island immigration station in New York Harbor. By 1918, a trickle of only 110,618 people were arriving in the United States. Poster of immigrants in front of Statue of Liberty, Closing the Door on Immigration US participation in World War I fanned the flames of anti-immigrant sentiment, despite the fact that many immigrants served with distinction in the US military. Line drawing of Uncle Sam with a funnel narrowing immigrants coming from Europe The War in Popular Music: Irving Berlin One of Ellis Island’s most famous immigrants provided the soundtrack to America’s participation in the First World War. Irving Berlin, a popular songwriter, produced patriotic popular music to inspire soldiers and to divert those who needed a break from wartime concerns. Photographic portrait of a young soldier, Irving Berlin, in a WWI uniform 11 Ways National Parks Influenced World War I (and vice versa) Uncover the hidden history of World War I in the national parks! A Renault tank and infantry move through a field 9-11 Day of Service at Ellis Island As the ferry bringing visitors to Ellis Island pulled into the dock it quickly became clear that this boat was not carrying the usual complement of tourists. About a hundred passengers all clad in blue tee shirts seemed to disembark with an unusual sense of purpose. They all looked as if they were on a mission. They were. Four people use pitchforks to spread mulch. A Trip Back In Time - Ellis Island In A Virtual Time Machine Ellis Island, NY – It took two years to develop, and the results have head(sets) spinning in the Great Hall of the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Using historical photographs, measured drawings, studies, oral histories and other historical research materials from National Park Service archives, students from the Bergen County Academies re-created the Registry Room or Great Hall in a simulated Virtual Reality program for VR Headsets. Young man wearing virtual reality goggles. September 11, 2001, NPS Oral History Project This oral history project recorded the memories and perspectives of NPS staff who experienced the events of 9/11 and their aftermath. Transcripts and a 2004 report about the NPS response are available online. A petinad hand holds a flame aloft in the air.

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