Statue of Liberty

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In History
  • The U.S. Congress accepts the Statue of Liberty as a gift from the people of France.

  • President Ulysses S. Grant signs a bill designating Bedloe's Island as the Statue's site.

  • pedestal construction was finished

  • The Statue arrived in New York Harbor

  • Financing for the pedestal completed in America

  • Pedestal construction was finished

  • President Grover Cleveland places the Statue and pedestal under the administration of the U.S. Lighthouse Board as maritime structures.

  • The Statue of Liberty is completed.

    The Statue of Liberty is completed.
  • Official Dedication of the Statue of Liberty

  • The fireworks display and illumination of the Statue of Liberty, cancelled on October 28 due to the inclement weather, takes place.

    The fireworks display and illumination of the Statue of Liberty, cancelled on October 28 due to the inclement weather, takes place.
  • Presidential Proclamation declared Fort Wood (and the Statue of Liberty within it) a National Monument

  • President Johnson signs a Presidential Proclamation, adding Ellis Island to the National Park Service, under the administration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

  • Puerto Rican nationalists drape the Puerto Rican flag across the Statue's forehead in an illegal demonstration.

     Puerto Rican nationalists drape the Puerto Rican flag across the Statue's forehead in an illegal demonstration.
  • President Ronald Reagan appointed Lee Iacocca to head up a private sector effort to restore the Statue of Liberty. Fundraising began for the $87 million restoration under a public/private partnership between the National Park Service and The Statue of Lib

  • The newly restored Statue re-opened to the public during Liberty Weekend, which celebrated her centennial.

    The newly restored Statue re-opened to the public during Liberty Weekend, which celebrated her centennial.
  • The Statue of Liberty National Monument officially celebrated her 100th birthday.

  • The first Statue of Liberty ferry was preparing to depart for the day just as the World Trade Center came under attack. The ferry was turned back and no visitors reached Liberty Island.

  • Liberty Island reopens to the public but the inside of the monument remains closed.

  • The inside of the pedestal reopens to the public.

  • The Statue's crown reopens to the public for the first time since September 2001.

    The Statue's crown reopens to the public for the first time since September 2001.
  • The inside of the Statue of Liberty reopens after a year long renovation.

  • Flooding from Hurricane Sandy put 75% of Liberty Island below water. Major infrastructure is damaged. Liberty Island remains closed indefinitely.