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Statue of Liberty

  • Type: Sculpture
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

Liberty Enlightening the World

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1871/00/00 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Life Bartholdi makes his first trip to America, to promote the idea of a colossal statue of Liberty as a gift from the French to the American people in honor of the centennial of American independence.
1876/06/00 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Sculptor Right arm of Statue of Liberty, holding the torch, is exhibited at the Centennial Exposition to raise money for its completion. Centennial Exposition
1878/06/30 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Sculptor At the Exposition Universelle (3rd Paris World's Fair) , the completed head of the Statue of Liberty is showcased in the garden of the Trocadero palace, while other pieces were on display in the Champs de Mars. 1878 Exposition Universelle
1881/00/00 Richard Morris Hunt Architect Richard Morris Hunt is hired to design the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty.
1883/00/00 Charles Pomeroy Stone Chief Engineer Charles Stone becomes the Chief Engineer of the Statue of Liberty project at Bedloe's Island. He planned and supervised the construction of the pedestal, concrete foundation and the reassembly of the Statue of Liberty after its arrival from France.
1883/10/09 Francis Hopkinson Smith Architect Excavation begin for the concrete foundation for the Statue of Liberty.
1884/08/05 On a rainy day the Statue of Liberty foundation stone is sealed during a Masonic ceremony chaired by William A Brodie, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York. Artifacts include a copy of the Declaration of Independence.
1886/04/22 The last stone of the granite base of the Statue of Liberty is set in place.
1886/10/28 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Sculptor Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886/10/28 Compagnie des Etablissements Eiffel Engineer Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1909/09/26 Wilbur Wright Inventor During the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Wilbur Wright takes off from Governors Island, circles the Statue of Liberty and lands back on Governors.
1939/08/30 Norddeutscher Lloyd German Industry As the blacked out BREMEN sails down the Hudson River, 900 crewmen line her decks and give the Nazi salute to the Statue of Liberty. The Bremen sails back full speed to Germany. World War II Begins

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Fine Art Colossal Sculpture
Art Type Sculpture
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On the Town Film Stanley Donen "On the Town" is set and was filmed at the Statue of Liberty

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