Ellis Island

  • Three Days Of Special Events Planned By Historical Society

    Newtown Historical Society has three days of special events planned this month. The first program is for its current crew of docents, but is special in that it is also being opened to those who are interested in becoming a docent and would consider volunteering their time to the society. The second program will be an open house and living history demonstration, and the third will be an evening program on the history and traditions of Ellis Island.

  • ‘The History & Traditions Of Ellis Island,’ Next Program Being Hosted By Historical Society

    Between 1892 and 1954, 12 million people passed through Ellis Island upon arriving in America, offering a common heritage to millions more in later generations.

    Newtown Historical Society will look at the history and traditions of Ellis Island in a presentation by Arthur Gottlieb on Monday, April 14, beginning at 7:30 pm. The program will be in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.