The Story of Lady Liberty Told at October Fortnightly Club Meeting


SUMMIT, NJ - Author, photographer and lecturer Kevin Woyce will be the featured speaker at The Fortnightly Club of Summit's monthly meeting October 9 at 1 p.m., detailing "Liberty: The Amazing Story of America's Favorite Statue".

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated 125 years ago, October 28, 1886, after more than 20 years of planning, fundraising and construction.  Woyce will explain how ‘she’ was built and what the statue symbolizes.  He will introduce the audience to some of the people involved in her creation, Including sculptor Frederic Bartholdi, engineer Gustave Eiffel, architect Richard Morris Hunt, and newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.  Woyce will conclude the program with brief histories of Ellis Island and Liberty State Park.  The slide show includes original photography of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and New York Harbor views, plus vintage images of historic people, places, and events.S

Woyce's regional history books, illustrated with original black and white photography include: Jersey Shore HIstory & Facts, Hudson River Lighthouses & History, New Jersey State Parks: History & Facts, and Liberty: The Amazing Story of America's Favorite Statue.  A life-long resident of the Garden State, he grew up in East Rutherford, the eldest of 15 siblings. Woyce now resides in Lyndhurst with his wife, Carin.

The Fortnightly Club of Summit is a women’s group dedicated to volunteerism, fundraising, community service and outreach.  All meetings are open to the general public and held at Historic Twin Maples, located at 214 Springfield Avenue.

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