December 24 2010

Press Release: Historical Society Plans Trip to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty

(Library of Congress): Immigrants pass Statue of Liberty on their way to Ellis Island

The Wayne County Historical Society this week announced a bus trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on Sunday, June 27. The price, $40 for members and $42 for non-members, includes ferry and admission to both sites. It has been estimated that nearly half of all Americans today can trace their family history to at least one person who passed through the Port of New York at Ellis Island. Now, nearly a century since the peak years of immigration, Ellis Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the National Park Service.

Already in place when Ellis Island opened in 1892, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.

To make reservations or for more information, contact Gloria McCullough at or leave a message at 570-253-3240. To reserve by mail, send a check with your name, address, phone number and/or email address to WCHS, PO Box 446, Honesdale, PA 18431. You will receive a confirmation by mail or email.