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Winter Carnival: Lady Liberty

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

Dates:
Friday, 2/11: 4 PM – 7 PM
Saturday, 2/12: 8 AM – 10 PM

History:
The Statue of Liberty tradition began with a prank in 1979 by the Pail and Shovel Party, which was led by UW-Madison alumni Leon Varjian and Jim Mallon ’79. Varjianand Mallon made a campaign promise that, if elected to the Wisconsin Student Association, they would bring the Statue of Liberty to Madison.

After a successful election, the Pail and Shovel Party stayed true to their Lady Liberty promise by erecting a Styrofoam Lady Liberty head, arm and torch on Lake Mendota Feb. 22, 1979.

The Wisconsin Union team continues that tradition with an inflatable version of the Statue’s head, arm and torch.

Details

Date:
February 11
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/winter-carnival-lady-liberty-2/

Organizer

Wisconsin Union
Phone:
(608) 265-3000
Email:
union@union.wisc.edu
Website:
https://union.wisc.edu/

Venue

Memorial Union
800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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