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  • The Other Side – Hard Hat Tours

    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

    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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  • Nikon Photography Destination Workshop

    Nikon Photography Destination Workshop

    On September 22nd Save Ellis Island hosted Joe McNally, world renowned photographer for a one day Nikon Destination Workshop. Participants brought their own camera equipment and were given access to Nikon equipment – who wouldn’t want to try out all the latest Nikon DSLRs, lenses and Speed lights. The Nikon staff was on hand to assist with a selection of their equipment for use that day in photographing Ellis Island’s Hospital Complex.

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  • Jamie Lee Curtis at Ellis Island

    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

    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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  • Save Ellis Island Photography Sessions

    Save Ellis Island Photography Sessions

    Join a photo session at the un-restored Hospital Complex on Ellis Island’s south side. Small group photo sessions offer you the opportunity to photograph spaces not accessible on our regularly scheduled Hard Hat Tours.

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