• Statue of Liberty N.M.

    Statue Of Liberty

    National Monument New York

History & Culture

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WHO WHAT WHERE & WHEN
WHY & HOW
Who were the people behind the Statue? Learn about the designers, builders, and others instrumental in the creation of the Statue of Liberty. The park's collections consist of tangible objects that help to tell the histories of both Liberty Island and Ellis Islands. Liberty Island has been represented as a unique place by many different groups, including Native Americans, early colonists and the United States Army. How has the meaning of the Statue of Liberty evolved since its dedication in 1886? Explore themes like The French Connection and Popular Culture.
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Did You Know?

Statue of Liberty's feet and broken chains

Freedom is not standing still. A symbolic feature that people cannot see is the broken chain wrapped around the Statue's feet. Protruding from the bottom of her robe, the broken chains symbolize her free forward movement, enlightening the world with her torch free from oppression and servitude.