Ellis Island

Gateway to America

On Jan. 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened as an immigration station in New York harbor. Approximately 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. In 1965, Ellis Island, together with the Statue of Liberty, became part of the National Park System. 

Petworth Library has a display of books about Ellis Island, including:

Ellis Island: A Pictorial History Ellis Island: A Pictorial History
by Barbara Benton
Island of Hope
by Martin W. Sandler
Island of Hope
Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom
By Stephen Wilkes
Ellis Island: Echoes From a Nation's Past
edited by Susan Jonas
Ellis Island: Echoes from a Nation's Past