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Part II: The Fight Against the Ellis Island Museum

Part I of this blog can be read here. The plan to sell Ellis Island to the highest bidder didn’t exactly work out as well as government officials had hoped.  Private citizens and elected officials alike quickly spoke out against … Read more…

Part I: The Story of Ellis Island… As a Museum

Today, Ellis Island is one of the most popular destinations in the National Park system, with over 3 million visitors each year who come to see the rooms and halls where twelve million immigrants took their first steps on American … Read more…