April 01, 2016
Special Exhibit Celebrates John Muir and the National Park Service Centennial
The “Life and Legacy of John Muir” will be the theme for the 15th annual Tartan Day celebration at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Conservationist, author, and environmental activist, John Muir is renowned as the “father of America’s National Parks.” The exhibition runs from 6 April – 5 September 2016 as part of the National Park Centennial.
February 10, 2016
Every Kid in a Park Aimed at Next Generation of Leaders
The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are teaming up with the National Park Foundation and park concessioners Statue Cruises and Evelyn Hill, Inc. to provide a free and immersive educational experience to fourth-grade classes.
October 15, 2015
Virtual Tour South Side
New York, NY – The National Park Service announced today the launch of its virtual tour of the South Side of Ellis Island on the Ellis Island website. This virtual tour of the south side of the island consists of over 40 spherical, interactive
photographs created from detailed 3D scans of buildings, landscapes and many spaces that are
seldom, if ever, seen by the visiting public.
September 09, 2015
Artifacts Removed After Hurricane Sandy Return Home to Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
The National Park Service announces a major milestone in Ellis Island’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy will be reached on September 10, 2015 when the museum’s exhibit collection is returned to the island from a National Park Service museum storage facility in Maryland. The date marks the 25th anniversary week of the opening of the immigration museum on Ellis Island to the public.
May 11, 2015
As Nation Debates Immigration Policy, Youth Artists Illustrate Nation's Rich Immigration History
Groundswell, New York City’s leading organization dedicated to community public art, and the National Park Service, which cares for more than 400 national site of national and international importance, will unveil on Sunday, May 17, a six-part mural panel series celebrating the rich history of immigration to the United States. Entitled “Our American Narrative Continues,” the series was created by teen artists and for public display at Ellis Island, to be seen by thousands of tourists each day.
May 08, 2015
Hammondsport Students Deliver Replica Bench to Ellis Island
Students from Hammondsport CSD fabricated and donated a bench to Ellis Island that is a replica of those currently in the Great Hall used by immigrants to wait for legal inspection.
September 25, 2014
Unrestored Ellis Island Buildings Opening for the First Time in 60 Years
Shuttered for 60 years, Ellis Island’s South Side Hospital Complex will open to visitors for the first time on Wednesday, Oct. 1, revealing an overlooked story in immigration to the United States. Approximately one immigrant out of ten who arrived at Ellis Island received medical attention at this facility.
October 24, 2013
Ellis Island to reopen, one year after Sandy; Repair work continues
Ellis Island Immigration Museum, part of Statue of Liberty National Monument, will reopen to the public on Monday, October 28 for the first time since Hurricane Sandy submerged the island a year ago.