Ellis Island and the Ellis Island Museum is one of my favorite places to visit while in New York City. I never get tired of hearing the stories of the Immigrants. As a Canadian, the people who came to this country share similar stories to those told at this museum. To understand their life, and their struggles is to understand where we come from. To realize that what we have is built on a foundation of their hard work, their determination and the strength.
This piano, now sits in one of the displays on the third floor, of items left behind when the Immigration Center closed. It was played by may of the immigrants waiting to be processed, to pass the time and to entertain those that waited. I can only image the variety of music that was play, love songs, ballads, dance songs and kids songs from so many different countries.