History Stories
CATEGORY: Ellis Island
Rotten Meat and Stewed Prunes? Welcome to America
September 13, 2017

When the government investigated Ellis Island, they found month-old pies made of apple cores, barrels of tainted lamb and beef, and rotten fish. Read More

The Birth of ‘Illegal’ Immigration
September 7, 2017

For a long time, it wasn't possible to immigrate “Illegally" to the U.S. Read More

The Top Spots to Visit in New York, According to Two Historians
September 1, 2017

A hospital and a church tell the stories of America. Read More

Remembering Annie Moore, Ellis Island’s First Immigrant
December 28, 2016

On the anniversary of the opening of Ellis Island, learn about the first foreigner who passed through its doors, 17-year-old Irish immigrant Annie Moore. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Ellis Island
November 12, 2014

Check out nine surprising facts about the port that once served as the main entryway to America. Read More