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Tour to Ellis Island

November 21, 2013


State Dept Image/Nov 21, 2013/Ellis Island, New York
Date: 11/21/2013 Location: Ellis Island, New York Description: Foreign journalists toured recently-reopened Ellis Island National Monument and received a briefing on the facility's rich history as well as the extensive repairs undertaken  since Hurricane Sandy damages forced a year-long closure.  More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to Ellis Island.   - State Dept Image

November 21, 2013: New York, NY
Contact: New York Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Ariel Howard
Telephone: 646-282-2832; email: howardan@state.gov

Twenty-six journalists toured recently-reopened Ellis Island National Monument on November 21 and received a briefing on the facility's rich history as well as the extensive repairs undertaken since Hurricane Sandy damages forced a year-long closure. More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to Ellis Island.