• Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

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  • Ellis Island is open on a limited basis while repairs continue.

    Ellis Island has reopened on a limited basis. Due to the nature of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, parts of the historic Main Building and museum remain closed at this time. The museum's artifacts remain in off-site storage. More »

Bibliography

Some recommended books:

Ellis Island:

An Ellis Island Bibliography

American Passage by Vincent J. Cannato

Ellis Island (True Books: American History) by Elaine Landau

I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project by Veronica Lawlor

Arriving at Ellis Island (Landmark Events in American History) by Dale Anderson

Ellis Island (We the People: Modern America Series) by Lucia Raatma

Ellis Island (Cornerstones of Freedom: Third Series) by Melissa McDaniel

Statue of Liberty:

Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of Liberty by Yasmin Sabina Khan

Statue of Liberty (True Books: American History) by Elaine Landau

Did You Know?

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Most Americans remember Bob Hope for his work in the entertainment business as a comedian, actor, dancer and singer, as well as his work with the American troops abroad. Few people know that Bob Hope was an immigrant from England who came here with his family and passed inspection at Ellis Island on March 30, 1908, at the age of 5. (center of photo) More...