During the Ellis Island era, millions of immigrants arrived in the United States. Our Lady of the Rosary and the accompanying Watson House provided greetings and safe haven for more than 100,000 young Irish girls who came to NY.
When a museum opens in 2013, an exhibition will trace the story of the 200 million American immigrants who came by other routes. Read Post
Ellis Island circa 1920 (via Save Ellis Island's site) With huge state and city deficits and empty wallets all around, Ellis Island—the entry point for more than 12 million immigrants between 1892 and 1954—is about the last thing on... Read Post
Ellis Island opened in 1892 as a federal immigration station, a purpose it served for more than 60 years (it closed in 1954). Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station during that time–in fact, it has been esti... Read Post