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NYC: Ellis Island's revamped museum opens with new immigrant exhibition
NYC: Ellis Island's revamped museum opens with new immigrant exhibition

Ellis Island, the historic processing center for millions of immigrants in New York Harbor, will open a new exhibition Wednesday that focuses on American immigration in the postwar years and up to the present. The new show and completion of the island's Peopling of America Center brings a new name to the museum too. It will now be known as the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration (it used to be called the Ellis Island Immigration Museum). The museum tells the story of the 12 million immigrants who passed through between 1892 and 1954 in four parts: the journey to America, struggle and survival after arrival, efforts to build communities and becoming citizens. "The...

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