Every day we see the tragedy of hundreds of years of history being allowed to decay in wreckage.
As these buildings, houses of worship, museums and monuments all topple, we lose a piece of our heritage.
Once these irreplaceable icons to our history and culture are gone, by neglect or on purpose, we lose them forever.
Today, we tend to forget that most of Ellis Island remains in a state of decay. The South Side has been labeled the forgotten side of Ellis Island. Books have been written and movies have been made about it, yet it still remains mostly in a state of decay.
The Save Ellis Island Foundation, with your help, has the chance to rescue these buildings. The Ferry Building and the Laundry Building have been restored. The remaining buildings of the Ellis Island Hospital Complex have been stabilized but will continue to decay.
We have a great opportunity to restore and open our country’s greatest symbol of freedom. Please give what you can, if we all join together, collectively we will Save Ellis Island.
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help us Save Ellis Island – before it’s too late
From 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered USA through the portal of Ellis Island in New York Harbor
We are part of America's story
Ellis Island tells the story of the journey of millions of men, women and children from around the world who sought a new future on these shores.
Walking around these buildings we're not just talking about history-visitors are able to touch, feel, and understand in a way that connects them to the past. As we rebuild parts of Ellis Island, we are rebuilding its legacy and revitalizing living landmarks to a world gone by. Save Ellis Island is working to create a destination that echoes the beacon of hope that it once was for nearly twelve million immigrants and continues to be for the nearly two million visitors each year.
The Save Ellis Island website is made possible by a generous donation from Heidi Liebi Root in memory of her father Fred Liebi