Ellis Island

  • Ellis Island
    As the major component in the National Park Service's restoration of Ellis Island, The Main Registry Building was converted into a museum that presents the history of the island and the human epic of immigration to America. Opened in 1990, the Ellis Island story is presented through a varied series of exhibits that cover more than 80,000 square-feet. Exhibition design followed extensive original research and the assembly of an unprecedented collection of artifacts. 
  • The symbolic flag changes from the American flag to portraits of 1,000 citizens as visitors pass by.