Immigrants find entry at Fireweed

Students, faculty and staff at Fireweed Academy took a trip to Ellis Island and America with a re-enactment of what it was like for immigrants finding entry into this country. With roles and costumes for arriving immigrants and officials, the event included the careful monitoring of a passenger manifest for the ship on which the “immigrants” arrived, boarding of the ship bound for New York and Ellis Island, and arrival at Ellis Island’s great hall. After gaining official entry, the “immigrants” began making themselves at home, unpacking their belongings and enjoying a sampling of ethnic snacks.