Statue of Liberty Club
Wow! 130 years and still standing tall
After all this time she still has great posture. If we could all be so lucky.
She had another awesome day with cake, music, special visitors from her home country, and a nice fall day. ... See MoreSee Less
The Statue of Liberty Club updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less
National Park Service
Black History Month
Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument is a new unit of the National Park System that encompasses roughly four city blocks in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The National Monument includes the A.G. Gaston Motel, which served as the headquarters for the Birmingham campaign. In April through May of 1963 leaders of the civil rights movement, including Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., took up residence at the motel where they strategized and made critical decision about the non-violent campaign that targeted Birmingham’s segregation laws and practices. Learn more about the site: goo.gl/bCmsSs
Photo: Birmingham Alabama Public Library Archives ... See MoreSee Less
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Immigrant Contributions and the Film Industry
Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach in Bristol, England in 1904. He left home at 13 to perform with a comedy troupe. The troupe arrived at Ellis Island in 1920. By the 1930s he was under contract with a major Hollywood studio. He made films for over 40 years. He established himself as a film icon and received an honorary Oscar in 1970. He died in 1986.
Search the Ellis Island database to find his arrival record online at www.libertyellisfoundation.org, or start your own family history research. ... See MoreSee Less
The island is being prepared for the construction of the Statue of Liberty Museum. We will be sharing images as progress is made. Learn more about the project at www.libertyellisfoundation.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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Immigrants Contributions and the Film Industry
He was married to dancer Ruby Keller, born in Canada. Both were immigrants to the United States. If you wish to explore the database to uncover your family arrival records, visit: www.libertyellisfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation
We're counting down to Sunday's Academy Awards! Hollywood villain Sydney Greenstreet was born in England, arriving in the United States in 1904. Greenstreet didn’t appear on the silver screen until age 62 and is still recognized for his roles in “Christmas in Connecticut,” “The Maltese Falcon” and “Casablanca.” (The Warner Bros. film won the #Oscar for Best Picture.) He performed on the stage in both England and America, working through most of the 1930s with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne at the Theatre Guild. Here is Sydney Greenstreet’s 1904 immigration manifest bit.ly/17vajUj, indicating he has sailed here with a British theatrical troupe. #Oscars2017 #OscarsWeek ... See MoreSee Less
As part of our Black History Month series, we're celebrating Sidney Poitier, the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Homer Smith in 1963’s “Lilies of the Field.” He was born in 1927 in Miami to Bahamian parents and grew up in the Bahamas, then a British colony. A dual-citizen of the United States and the Bahamas, Poitier was appointed to serve as ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan from 1997 to 2007. Here, Poitier and his family fly to New York from Nassau in 1956 bit.ly/1KvkJpY. What is your favorite Sidney Poitier role? #BlackHistoryMonth #Oscars2017 ... See MoreSee Less
WOW! Thank you for the incredible response so far in our 24-Hour Membership Challenge!
There’s still time to take part in the Challenge! Add your name to the 2017 Registry of Members now and stand strong for liberty: bit.ly/2lDSwoS ... See MoreSee Less
Statue of Liberty Gift Store
Evelyn Hill Inc. and the Statue of Liberty National Park have been working together to provide excellent services to visitors for the past 85 years. We are proud to be a part of this family and help create beautiful memories for everyone. 💚🗽🇺🇸 For more info about us visit buff.ly/2l5rAuy and buff.ly/2l5waJu ... See MoreSee Less
They say "A picture is worth a thousand words". What does this image represent for you? 🇺🇸🗽 Photo credits from Sam Hodgson - New York Times ... See MoreSee Less
Great News to Start the Weekend! The Liberty State Park, NJ security screening tent has been cleared to resume normal operations and will re-open to the public tomorrow morning, Saturday, January 21. Ferries will resume regular schedules tomorrow morning as well #Statue Cruises. We thank you for your patience.