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  • Jamie Lee Curtis at Ellis Island
    20
    SEP

    Jamie Lee Curtis at Ellis Island

    Jamie Lee Curtis is a celebrated actress and best-selling children’s book author. She chose to launch her new book, This is Me: The Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From with the help of Save Ellis Island. “I can’t think of a more appropriate place than Ellis Island to host a reading for children about emigration, immigration, and the idea of leaving the old behind for the promise of the new” said Janis Calella, president of Save Ellis Island. In This Is Me a teacher tells her class about her great-grandmother’s journey from home to a new country, with nothing but a small suitcase to bring along. And she asks: What would you pack? What are the things you love best? What says “This is me!”?

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  • Infection Prevention: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Public Health
    11
    AUG

    Infection Prevention: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Public Health

    Researched & Written by: Kerrie Bellisario, Chief Strategist Courtemanche & Associates

    In the United States, we continue to drive our efforts in managing the spread of infectious disease. Infection prevention and control in the hospital setting is a focus in keeping patients safe. But what about managing the influx of disease from beyond our borders? This question has prompted public debate on contemporary immigration practices.

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  • How Many Buildings Are There
    16
    JAN

    How Many Buildings Are There

    The hospital complex on Ellis Island was the first large-scale public health facility of its kind in America. It included quarantine, psychopathic and infectious disease wards. Considered to be one of the few remaining low rise pavilion-style public hospitals in our nation, Ellis Island’s 750-bed hospital complex was the beginning of the public health system in America as we know it today.

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  • A Bricks and Mortar Story: Building Ellis Island’s Hospitals
    20
    FEB

    A Bricks and Mortar Story: Building Ellis Island’s Hospitals

    March 25, 2017 on Ellis Island at 11:30 am

    Curious about Ellis Island’s un-restored hospital buildings? Put on your work clothes, don a hard hat and join us for an engaging presentation on the architecture and construction of the unrestored historic Ellis Island buildings.

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  • The Other Side – Hard Hat Tours
    09
    OCT

    The Other Side – Hard Hat Tours

    On October 1, 2014, Save Ellis Island opened the unrestored Ellis Island Hospital to the public for a 90 minute tour. Since that time, people from all over the word have visited with us on The Other Side of Ellis Island. Over 2,000 people a month walk through the corridors, wards and utility rooms of the hospital on a journey back in time.

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  • Outdoor Recreation Shelter
    04
    OCT

    Outdoor Recreation Shelter

    Every day we meet people who ask how can they help us restore the historic buildings on Ellis Island’s south side. The answer is easy – donate. Any gift no matter how small is important and appreciated. In 2014 we opened The Ellis Island Hospital to the public for the first time in over sixty years. How did we do this? Again, the answer is easy – we did it with your donations. You are the reason we are able to take tens of thousands of visitors annually through the historic hospital buildings.

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