Council of Scottish Clans & Associations
Advancing Scottish Heritage Societies through Service, Education, and Advocacy
Mar 18, 2023
The Clan Currie Society will celebrate “The Story of Tartan Day” at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM every day from April 6 to 24, 2023. The Society has compiled an exhibition tracing the story of Tartan Day, from its inception in Nova Scotia in 1986 to U.S. Congressional proclamations. From 1892 to 1954, more than 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island. Although many Scots arrived during the colonial period of our history – helping to build the new nation – an additional half-million Scots came through Ellis Island. It has been estimated that 40% of Americans today can trace at least one ancestor's entry into the United States through Ellis Island. National Tartan Day recognizes Scottish Americans’ many contributions in science, industry, sports, politics and the fine arts throughout America’s history. Tartan Day on Ellis Island is produced by the Clan Currie Society – the non-profit wing of the Learned Kindred of Currie.
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