Tuesday, November 1, 2011

.Liberty "Torch Cam" Goes Live

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From WSJ Blog by Gina Cervetti

You may have visited the Statue of Liberty, and maybe you went inside, made the trek up the stairs and stood in her crown.  But it’s safe to say you’ve never been in the torch, which was closed to the public almost a century ago. Now you can see what people used to see when they were allowed in the torch, prior to World War I. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation has launched a new web cam, offering various views from Lady Liberty’s torch. (You will have to enter your email to access the cam.) The unveiling comes as America celebrates the 125th anniversary of the statue’s dedication.  Several other events were planned to mark the occasion, including the opening of a new exhibit at nearby Ellis Island. Click the link below to hear my interview with foundation CEO Stephen Briganti, who shares some history about the torch, talks about the ongoing renovations at Ellis Island, and offers his thoughts on family history. Download mp3.

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