Armenian Genocide display in Ellis Island, New York

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide and Armenians who immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island.
Type of Memorial:Inscription
Sponsor(s):Ellis Island Museum.
Architect/Designer/Artist:Ellis Island Museum.
Placement:Freestanding display board.
Physical Setting:Enclosed museum space.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:Ellis Island Museum
Physical Condition:Well preserved.
Inscription:"The Armenian Genocide."
Location:Ellis Island Museum - The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., 52 Vanderbilt Ave.
New York, New York 10017-3898 United States
Prior Use of Site:Between 1892 and 1954 Ellis Island was an immigration destination and entry point to the USA.
Development/Construction Process:The display consists of a board with images of immigrants and data about Armenians at Ellis Island. Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are located in New York Harbor and are open daily except Christmas from approximately 9:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Access to both islands is by the Circle Line Statue of Liberty Ferry which leaves from the Battery in Lower Manhattan and from Liberty State Park in New Jersey.
History of Ownership:Owned by the museum.
Additional Information:Kidd, Kristen. "Perpetual Reminders," Armenian International Magazine
(April 1999), pp. 48-50.