Ellis Island operated from 1892 to 1954, and an estimated 40 percent of today’s Americans are descended from foreigners who passed through its halls. Until now, its museum has mainly told the stories of European immigrant groups. The new Peopling of America Center is scheduled to open this fall with the mission to be the one place in the nation where all immigrants can go to search their story roots.
You can read more in the New York Times at http://goo.gl/ufJ3Y
My thanks to Cheri Casper for telling me about the new center at Ellis Island.
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