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Museum Exhibit Expands Upon Ellis Island's Story

Ellis Island in New York Harbor is a major tourist attraction in the area, second only to the Statue of Liberty. Some people come to the island to find information about their ancestors and to understand why they left their homes behind. But there was plenty of immigration to the U.S. before Ellis Island opened and after it was closed. It's being highlighted in a new exhibit at Ellis Island called “The Peopling of America.” “A lot of people were coming here and saying, 'Look,...

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