NEW YORK'S ELLIS ISLAND MUSEUM TO STAY CLOSED THROUGH 2013

Mar 25, 2013

By Jane Brown

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If you’re planning a trip New York City this year, you’ll have to wait until next time to visit the Ellis Island Museum.  The museum was severely damaged during October’s Superstorm Sandy and is not expected to re-open to the public this year.   A spokesman for the National Park Service says re-opening the Ellis Island Museum is a multi-step process which includes getting the power back, restoring the physical condition of the building and then making sure the museum contents are back in place.  The museum showcases the stories of the millions of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island to start their lives in the United States and contains all kinds of documents, photographs and other artefacts. The exhibitions survived the storm unscathed, but had to be moved to storage facilities to maintain the climate controlled environment required for their preservation.

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