Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ellis Island

Added to list of places where we did not have enough time to spend.  Added to list of places that I am definitely going back with Tom.

The immigrants could see the city beckoning across the water.

Statue of Annie Moore, first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island.

Downstairs of the registration room was a great historical exhibit about the settling of our country and the westward expansion.

 Included were fun copies of old travel posters.

Looks like home!

And then there were some other exhibits and posters.  Filed under "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

In last year's readings I read several books by Lisa See, including On Gold Mountain.  In the book, the author explores her family's past from great-grandparents on down.  It was eye-opening to learn about the prejudices that were held against the Chinese in the early days of California and the west.