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July 10, 2012

National Archives at Atlanta Hosts Press Preview for Ellis Island Exhibit July 13

"Ellis Island:  The Lost Mural" Exhibit Recreates WPA Project

WHAT:

A special “sneak preview” to launch the new National Archives at Atlanta exhibit: “Ellis Island: The Lost Mural.”

The exhibit features a replica of a 1938 Works Progress Administration (WPA) mural from the Ellis Island immigrants’ dining hall. The original mural has been called the “Ellis Island Lost Mural” due to years of damage and deterioration. In 2008, artist and muralist Andrew Sabori created a replica of this historic mural.

The exhibit also includes immigration-themed documents from the holdings of the National Archives and portraits of famous immigrants.

WHO:

  • Jim McSweeney, Regional Administrator, National Archives at Atlanta
  • Andrew Sabori, artist who painted the replica mural

WHERE:

The National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260.
Driving directions [www.archives.gov/southeast].

WHEN:

Friday, July 13, 2012
10 a.m. – Remarks
10:30 a.m. – Exhibit Tours

“Ellis Island:  The Lost Mural” is free and open to the public and will be on display at the National Archives at Atlanta from July 21, 2012, through December 31, 2012. Exhibit hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Please Note: No Artificial Light May Be Used in the exhibition.

For more information, contact Mary Evelyn Tomlin at 770-968-2555 or maryevelyn.tomlin@nara.gov.

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