• Statue of Liberty N.M.

    Statue Of Liberty

    National Monument New York

History & Culture

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?

View of statue with harbor in background

Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi placed his Statue on a federally owned island called "Bedloe's" in New York Harbor. His original concept was to place a statue of a woman at the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.