Send us your Ellis Island stories

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 13, 2020

Most Americans can trace their ancestry back to immigrants, and many — some 40% of us — have ancestors who entered the country through Ellis Island in New York, which operated as an immigrant processing port from 1892-1954.

The Salisbury Symphony will perform “Dream of America,” a multimedia tribute to Ellis Island and our country’s proud immigrant heritage with live actors and a full symphony orchestra on Saturday, March 14 at Keppel Auditorium.

The Salisbury Post will accept your story of 150 words or less, about any of the brave immigrants in your family who came through Ellis Island on their way to making a new life for themselves here in the United States.

We hope to publish a collection of these stories on Sunday, March 1 in the Lifestyles section. Email your story to — subject line “Ellis Island” — by Tuesday, Feb. 25. A photo may be included as space allows.