Please join us at Matilda’s Mouse Antiques June 21, 22,23 as we celebrate the birthday of AMERICA!!
It is such a wonderful show with an abundance of vintage treasures from Paris to America in honor of Lady Liberty.
***DID YOU KNOW….***
*The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States as a token of friendship. It was designed and created by Frederic Auguste Barthodi June 17 1885.
*The head and torch of Statue of Liberty was on display at the Paris World’s Fair.
*Once the Statue was completed is was disassembled into 214 crates and shipped to the United States on June 17 1885.
*There was a problem in the states…the funding for the base was dismissed by the US government twice under Pres. Cleveland
*SO, Joseph Pulitzer of the “WORLD” newspaper decided he would help raise the monies needed for the base of the Statue of Liberty. He helped raised $102,000. That being 120,000 contributors , most of which were under $1.00….School children donated pennies and there was no money what so ever donated by our government!
*The Statue of Liberty was finally dedicated Oct 28, 1886.
*The Statue of Liberty has been closed since Hurricane Sandy and will reopen this July 4th.
***Just interesting tid-bits… History class is now dismissed (grin)…***
Our show at Matilda’s is such a wonderful tribute not only to the Statue, America, but all things 4th of July!! So please join is June 21, 22, 23 from 10 to 5 daily!!