Creating Connections to the Past

Ellis Island has been a destination for school groups learning about immigration since it opened as a museum in 1990. For the last several years students from across the country have also visited Ellis Island virtually via videoconferencing. Now, students are creating a physical connection to Ellis Island through building replica benches for Ellis Island's Great Hall.

Read more about these great school-community-park collaborations below, and be sure to e-mail us with any ideas you might have for helping students to create connections to the past.


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Ellis Island Museum of Immigration
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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