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The Drama of Ellis Island: Immigration at the Port of New York
Nov 15 2012 1:00PM - Nov 15 2012 3:00PM
Program No: 10081
This program is intended for adults age 18 and older.
Interested in learning more about the history of Ellis Island and the immigrant experience? Please join us, as Barry Moreno from the Ellis Island Museum conducts a talk on the story of Ellis Island as America\'s first and most important federal immigrant station (1892-1924). Learn about its purpose and mission; what kind of Americans worked there; how foreigners were inspected and examined; the weeding out process and how aliens were accepted or rejected; the vast numbers of foreigners it handled; problems at Ellis Island; myths about Ellis Island; and its last years (1925-1954), a time when deportees, subversives and enemy aliens were held there. You won’t want to miss this fascinating glimpse at historic Ellis Island, the gateway for millions of immigrants.
To insure that as many adults as possible are able to attend our programs, spots are guaranteed for those who are registered and arrive promptly. A waiting list is used to fill cancellations before a program begins or for no-shows the day of a program. This does not apply to fee based programs.
Seats Available: 60
You will need a valid library card for each person you are registering.