Monday, April 27, 2015

Ellis Island Museum to Update the Story of Immigration in America

By David W. Dunlap
The new galleries will open next month, taking up the story after the island’s immigrant processing and detention station closed. Credit Michael Appleton for The New York Times
NEW YORK---Everywhere in America, immigration is an unending story. Everywhere, that is, except at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where the story ends in 1954, when the immigrant processing and detention station there was closed. Next month, however, the museum will leap more than 60 years forward with the opening of two new galleries in what had once been the station’s kitchen and laundry. They pick up the narrative where it was left off. [link]