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Ellis Island Museum to tell story of modern immigration

Ellis Island, New York.
Ellis Island, New York. Image by Forsaken Fotos / CC BY 2.0

New York’s Ellis Island was the entry point for more than 12 million hopeful immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1954 when the station was closed on the island, and the museum has traditionally limited its story to this era. From next month, however, the museum plans to update its story when it opens two new galleries dedicated to modern day immigration to America. There will be exhibitions on the often difficult journeys Mexican immigrants make to cross the border, as well as video displays where immigrants tell their stories. Read more: nytimes.com