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2009-10-13 07:00:00

Exhibit "Forgotten Gateway" to Highlight the Galveston History as a Port of Entry and Immigrants Who Shaped the American History GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens is looking for area residents with ties to the immigrants who came to the U.S. through Galveston. Those descendant families are encouraged to share Galveston immigration stories and historical artifacts toward the new traveling exhibit Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston...

2009-04-29 10:05:00

Will Be Featured Exhibit at Ellis Island ELLIS ISLAND, N.Y., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. today announced the official launch of its new American Flag of Faces(TM) website at www.FlagOfFaces.org. This interactive website invites all Americans to submit photos of their families, their ancestors, even themselves to become a part of this living, ever-changing American mosaic. Participants can upload digital photos at...

2009-03-24 07:02:00

Artgig Studio (http://www.artgig.com/), a full-service interactive agency located in Westchester, NY, in partnership with Manhattan-based experiential design firm ESI Design (http://www.esidesign.com/), announces the re-launch of peoplingofamerica.org (http://www.peoplingofamerica.org/) for the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Planned to open in 2011, the Peopling of America Center is an extension of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum whose...

2008-09-10 09:00:41

WORCESTER, MA, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE) today announced the Government Services Administration, the lead purchasing arm of the U.S. federal government, has awarded it a 2008 Environmental Award for its pioneering work to provide the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with green energy. The award acknowledges the strategic role of World Energy and its World Green Exchange online auction platform in helping the National Park Service...

2008-07-08 15:00:00

By HUGH R. MORLEY, STAFF WRITER Looking for an African djembe drum band for your wedding? Or how about a jazz vibraphone trio for your cocktail hour? Or a group of immigrant peasants, including an Irish tenor, for your corporate affair at Ellis Island? If that's your desire, then Dean Vali is your man. Vali and his Fort Lee company, Bounce Music and Entertainment, provide music and spectacle for the kind of events where money is no object and a lasting memory is the goal. Until...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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