Ellis Island Opening New Immigration Exhibit

Ellis Island is offering a hands-on look at the history of immigration to America.

The historic site will open its “The Peopling of America Center” Wednesday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The $20 million exhibit aims to tell visitors how everyone arrived in North America, from before the opening of Ellis Island in 1892 to the modern era.

The center features several interactive exhibits and film vignettes telling first-hand stories of people who immigrated to America.

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