The Empire State has been at the center of the American immigrant experience. While the New York City skyline is the first site many of these new Americans would see first upon their arrival, you have to traverse the state to understand the true impact of the renewed dreams and hope that the Empire State has delivered for so many. Historic sites across the state explore the way that newly arrived Americans have contributed to American identity, culture and economic growth.
Visit a bit of the old country! Explore your Roots! Historical Society of North German settlements of WNY. 1843 log home, now clapboard, featuring a century old sitting room, the migration story of... more
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. The Ellis Island... more
Located on the grounds of Nassau County`s Welwyn Preserve, the Holocaust Memorial & Educational Center offers a 7,000 volume library, exhibits, and educational programs designed to further understand... more