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Creating Connections: Great Hall Bench 2012

Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument

In a very unique collaboration, students in schools in western New York designed and built replicas of the historic benches in the Registry Room on Ellis Island. Bench 2012 was completed by students of Prattsburgh Central School District, New York. For many of the students from this small rural community, it was the first time they traveled to NYC. They can now say they left a lasting impact on the site where so many immigrants entered into America.