In the late 1800s when a ship carrying European immigrants to the United States entered New York City’s harbor, the passengers rushed to the ship’s rail to be the first to see “the lady with the big hair” – the Statue of Liberty. Americans are familiar with that icon of freedom and the lines “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . .” but what is the story behind this gift from France? Who is the model for Lady Liberty's face? (French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartoldi’s mother making this the “mother of all statues”) How many statues are there? (two with one still in France) What is the actual name of the American statue? (Liberty Enlightening the World) Who was the author of the lines that promised a new life to weary but hopeful immigrants ranged along the rail? (Emma Lazarus – but who was she?) Join us as we meet the two ladies forever immortalized in the most recognizable statue in the United States.