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May 26, 2016
National Park Service Announces the Review Period for the Statue of Liberty National Monument New Museum Construction Environmental Assessment and National Historic Preservation Act Section 106
The purpose of the project is to move the Liberty Island Museum out of the Statue’s Pedestal into a new facility on the island. T

April 20, 2016
Winner in National Youth Film Competition to be Announced
Red Carpet Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival to Showcase Short Films by Five Finalists; Winner Will Be Announced at National Park Service Centennial Celebration.

December 30, 2015
"The America I Am" Short Film Competition Launched
The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island and Tribeca Film Institute partner to launch a short film competition. "The America I Am" invites young people, ages 18 and under, to create and share a personal short film. Collectively, these stories will help us to better understand our shared culture and history.

July 02, 2015
New LED Lighting System Will Illuminate Statue of Liberty July 7
The National Park Service has announced that the Statue of Liberty will shine as never before beginning the evening of July 7. A new lighting system will be activated at sunset, approximately 8:45 p.m., thanks to a generous donation of equipment by Musco Lighting of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Musco Lighting has had a close partnership with the National Park Service for many years. The Statue of Liberty joins numerous national treasures to be lit with Musco's innovative lighting solutions using the light-emitting diode (LED) light source.

May 29, 2015
Ellis Island to celebrate National Asian-Pacific Heritage Month with special performance
To celebrate National Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, the Statue of Liberty National Monument is presenting three extraordinary performing companies that represent the richness, power, and beauty of the cultures of China, India and Japan. The performances will take place at Ellis Island from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 31.

August 27, 2014
National Park Service to extend hours at Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island this fall
The National Park Service announced today the expansion of extended hours Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. The park will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Sept. 2 through Columbus Day, Oct. 13, 2014.

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