Statue of Liberty Club
4 days ago
On this day, 141 years ago, 18 February 1879, A. Bartholdi received a design patent for Liberty Enlightening the World lasting 14 years. Seven years later he would unveil her to the World. A design patent serves to allow the owner to exclude others from making, using, or selling the design. ...
2 weeks ago
A very popular mapping service had the Statue of Liberty National Monument...on Ellis Island, not Liberty Island. The Statue of Ellis is on Ellis Island, no wait, there’s no statue on Ellis. Shame. BTW, we had it fixed so anyone wanting to use their GPS to drive to the Statue of Liberty, use the ferry. ...
3 weeks ago
9 months ago
Front and center of this image is a paper maché Liberty Mask of the flags of the World done by artist and club member, Liberty George. This display can be seen at the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island. ...
National Park Service
2 days ago
"NO WAY, I thought they would be larger."
The 25 windows in the Crown look enormous from the ground. In reality, eight windows are about the size of those you find in an airplane. The remaining windows are smaller. Make you SUMMER CROWN reservations today. The slots fill up rapidly: www.statuecruises.com
[Image Description: A split screen of two windows inside the CROWN of the Statue of Liberty. The left side has a man's left hand placed on the largest window in the Crown of the Statue of Liberty. The glass pane is approximately 10 inches wide and 15 inches high. In the distance the shoreline of Brooklyn is in view. To the right, the same hand nearly covers the smallest window. The glass pane is approximately 6 inches wide and 7 inches high.] ...
3 days ago
The Registry Room
Imagine yourself sitting in this space at Ellis Island. The year in 1918 and you have just completed an eight day Atlantic Ocean crossing. What are thinking?
We invite to explore this place in person. Your plans should begin at: www.nps.gov/elis
[Image Description: Two tall wooden inspectors desks are in the foreground of the Ellis Island Registry Room. The enormous space features a massive vaulted arch ceiling with beige tiles and a high polished red tiled floor.] ...
As an NPS Protection Ranger at the STLI/Ellis IS NM in 1986 & 87 I was very fortunate to walk the grounds, buildings long before they had been restored & Ellis IS was not open to the public.. I worked many a night shift alone ( except for the generator contract operator) . Every shift I thought of my Great Grandfather who arrived at Ellis alone as a German fleeing Russia in 1909. 2 years later he sent for his wife & children. My Great Grandma & Grandma.. who was then 9 yrs old arrived & were processed through Ellis.. I kept them in my mind each night I walked the dilapidated, falling apart hallways & buildings. I imagined how scared my then 9yr old Grandma felt.. every square inch of Ellis has our nations history embedded in its halls... Grandmas name is engraved on the sea wall tributes along with thousands of others... Immigrants looking for a safe, new, prosperous country to call their own...
Standing where both my grandfather's stood, was overwhelming to say the least. Standing there with my children was my way of saying thank you for giving us a better life than we could have ever imagined 💗🇺🇸
There is the phrase “If these walls could talk”. In there, it’s true.
It’s a very evocative space - it brings me to tears when we visit and it’s quiet. The excitement and trepidation that those who came before must have experienced is palpable.
This building is amazing, worth the trip!
Waiting for their dreams to come true ….
So glad me n the wife Samantha Hirst came...I loved the graffiti in the column.
I loved every minute when I was there looking at the history
Was it open in 1913? I think that is the year my grandfather came over. He landed at Ellis Island. Not sure when anyone else came. He was the last.
Simone Lais Gaby
5 days ago
A Visiting Exhibit:
Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy to New York, New York
An exhibition presented by Opera DI Santa Croce, Florence, Italy is open at Ellis Island through April 26, 2020.
Two special “Sisters in Liberty” are the protagonists of this exhibition: the solemn "Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" by Frédéric Bartholdi, which has welcomed those entering New York harbor since 1886, and the elegant "Liberty of Poetry" by Pio Fedi, inaugurated in 1883 as a monument to the Italian poet and patriot Giovanni Battista Niccolini at the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. While similar in stance and in detail, the connections between these “sisters" are more than visual, and it is hoped that this new partnership will honor their symbolic and cultural similarities. Still today the question remains: was Bartholdi inspired by Fedi’s “Liberty”?
Visitors to the exhibition will be encouraged to explore the long-standing cultural ties between Italy and the United States through art, architecture, and the themes of liberty, poetry, and the human condition. The exhibition also highlights the global significance of the Basilica of Santa Croce and its many artistic treasures.
[Image Description: A reproduction of the Florentine sculpture "Liberty of Poetry". The white statue depicts a woman in neoclassical robes with a crown of rays, standing on a broken chain, her right arm uplifted.] ...
6 days ago
By the dawn's early light!
It is winter recess week for many students. It is the perfect time to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Explore history now: www.nps.gov/stli ...
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation
Today is International Language Day! A day to celebrate cultural diversity and heritage. Did you know that there were interpreters of nearly every major language on Ellis Island? Many myths claim the opposite, but those are false! Communication was vital during the immigration process.
Did you know that NYC Mayor LaGuardia was an interpreter at Ellis Island? Fiorello LaGuardia was the son of an Italian father and a Jewish mother from Austria-Hungary. After working as a clerk at the American consulate in Budapest, and a consular agent for emigration at the Port of Fiume, he returned to New York to study law at night school. From 1907 to 1910, he worked at Ellis Island as an interpreter certified for Italian, German, Yiddish and Croatian.
Today, visitors can visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and pick up an audio-tour, available in over 10 languages! ...
141 years ago today - February 18, 1879: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi received his design patent for Liberty Enlightening the World. Lady Liberty was unveiled in NY Harbor in 1886. Thank you, Bartholdi! 🗽🇺🇸 Visit the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island to learn more about her history. ...
It's #NationalBatteryDay! An excuse to share some history about Battery Park! Did you know? Before Ellis Island opened in 1892, Castle Garden immigration station in Battery Park was where immigrants were processed! Search those Castle Garden arrival records in our database online (bit.ly/2P1j9ll), and visit the site when you board the ferry via Statue Cruises! 🚢🗽 ...
In 1982, President Ronald Reagan asked Lee Iacocca, then Chairman of the Chrysler Corporation, to head a private sector effort to raise funds for the restoration of Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. Thus founding The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation! #PresidentsDay 🗽🇺🇸
📸 That’s Former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, waving from the Statue’s crown after Liberty’s restoration! ...
Statue of Liberty Gift Store
4 months ago
First there was the hotdog, then came the hamburger and now, for the third year in a row, comes the immigration and history of the pizza! Another successful and delicious summit completed! Thank you National Park Service for your support! 🗽 ...
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