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Virtual Vacation Part 1

by Christian Sammartino on 2020-05-28T09:27:12-04:00 | Comments

Thought you might go to NYC this summer – that’s probably is not going to happen but you can take the Virtual Tour of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. This interactive virtual tour is a combination of high-resolution spherical images, historical information, and historic images taken in the same areas decades ago. This virtual tour was created by the Heritage Documentation Programs, part of the National Park Service. For best results, please view these pages using a modern web browser. Some legacy browsers will not display some features.

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Ellis Island in September 1923. Photo from the
National Archives. 

You can also view Coming to America: A Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island  and an Interactive Tour of Ellis Island.  Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today is brought to you by Scholastic Inc. The Interactive Tour has photos, audio and some video footage.  Both the virtual field trip and the interactive tour will be of interest for fans of genealogy and may lead you to search Ancestry (WCU Community only) for your family history.

Blog post by Trish Lenkowski


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