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The Statue of Liberty: Iconic America Screening and Lunch

  • October 18, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Suffolk Cooperative Library System (Auditorium)
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Join LILRC for a special screening of PBS Iconic America: Statue of Liberty. This episode explores the evolving meaning of The Statue of Liberty as a symbol for a “nation of immigrants,” and how it embodies our values and our conflicts, from abolition and women’s suffrage to the treatment of refugees.

Matthew Housch, National Park Service, who was involved in the creation of the documentary, will join us via zoom to speak after the screening.  

Matt Housch is a public historian and archivist for the National Park Service at Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island. He grew up in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and has worked in a number of national park units, including Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Cane River Creole National Historic Site, Wind Cave National Park, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. His academic interests concern immigrant processing in the port of New York (1892-1924) and ethnic revivalism during the American Bicentennial.

Lunch provided.

This program is made possible by a grant from PBS Books, WETA. Funding is provided by The Zohar Ben-Dov Family through the Luminescence Foundation.


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

This is an in-person event. 

There is a $25.00 no-show, no cancellation fee (cancellations must be done at least 72 hours in advance). 


1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, to check your registration.  

2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone,

Long Island Library Resources Council
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Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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