Monday, April 20, 2009
- thing you would see is the statue of liberty's face and foot those are on display.
- you also might see the museum objects, photos, prints, videos and oral histories.
- the exhibit opened in July 1986.
- the main historical are:the idea to image fabricating the statue, stretching the technology, fundraising in france the pedestal fundraising america
- Her 100th birthday was on october 28,1986
- The sculptors name was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
- On the walls of the statue there is the names of the people who came through Ellis Island !!!
- Before the statue it was a fort named fort wood!!!
- There is Ranger-guide tours of liberty island!!!
- The statues crown and torch are not open to the public!!!
- Every one who goes to the statue has to have a u.s. park ranger to lead you on the tour!!
- The weight of one fingernail is 3.5 pound
- The Statue of Liberty is on the one million dollar bill.
- It was shipped in the French frigate "Isere"
- At 50 mph wind it sways 3 inches
- It takes 354 steps (22 stories)to get to the top
- Each of the 1350 iron bars were replaced by stainless-steel bars because the iron bars were all severely corroded.
- The base of the pedestal is a 11-point star
- Liberty Island was known as Bedloe's Island till 1956
- Champion Fundraiser for the Pedestal: Joseph Pulitzer
- The Statue of Liberty's original torch is now on display at the monument's museum.
- The 25 windows found in the crown symbolize gemstones found on earth
- This a poem on the pedestal:
"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame,
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
- It took 15 years to build the Statue of Liberty
- There are hundreds of other Statues of Liberty that have been erected all around the globe.
- The statue was assembled twice
- Civil War General Sherman selected the statue's location
- The statue functioned as a lighthouse
- The statue was the tallest iron structure ever erected
- he copper "skin" is only 3/32ths of an inch thick
- The U.S. Congress once appropriated money to paint the statue.
- In 1906, the Congress of the United States voted to appropriate $62,000 to paint the statue.
- The copper patina is preserving the statue
- The flame has been changed three times
- Lady Liberty stands amidst broken shackles.