Statue of Freedom Moved from A&I

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The Statue of Freedom is moved from the rotunda of the Arts and Industries Building to storage at Silver Hill. The 19-1/2 foot high plaster figure was used to cast the statue on the United States Capitol, and was donated to the Smithsonian Institution on December 15, 1890.


  • Crawford, Thomas 1813 or 14-1857
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Museum Support Center
  • Statue of Freedom (Statue)
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • "A Sad Day for Freedom," April 1967, TORCH, page 4.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, "The Torch," January-February 1967, p. 4.
  • "Freedom Statue Leaves Rotunda", January -February 1967, TORCH, page 4.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


February 1, 1967


  • Sculpture
  • Gifts
  • Silver Hill Facility (Maryland)

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