The poem The New Colossus by American-Jewish poet Emma Lazarus graces the base of the Statue of Liberty. “Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Written in 1883, Lazarus’s poem was added to Lady Liberty in 1903, and it continues to inspire young people to learn more about the history of immigration to the United States.
Join us for a special interactive story-telling activity led by Ora Fruchter (Yellow Sneaker) with the help of the PJ Library book Emma’s Poem (written by Linda Glaser and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola). Young learners ages 7-10 will discover how to tell the Statue’s story—all while looking out on Lady Liberty herself, from one of the best vantage points our Museum has to offer.
Ages 7-10; families welcome
Free, advance registration recommended