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2012-04-19 10:23:39

NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in the historic Great Hall on Ellis Island three esteemed individuals were honored by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. for the contributions they have made to this "Nation of Immigrants." Celebrating the 120th year of Ellis Island, the 11th Annual Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards were hosted by NBC's Meredith Vieira in an 11:00 a.m. ceremony. This year's event featured an opening tribute to R.M.S. Titanic, marking the...

2011-07-01 10:00:00

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of Independence Day weekend, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation announced today a contribution from AT&T* for $50,000 that will be directed toward a significant expansion of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, to be called the "Peopling of America® Center." Due to be completed in early 2013, the Peopling of America Center will enlarge the story currently told of the Ellis Island Era (1892-1954) to...

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...