When did the Statue of Liberty turn green?
The New-York Historical Society and NYC Media, the official network of the City of New York, have partnered to produce a special series of one minute videos that feature the staff of the New York Historical Society as they answer some of the most captivating questions ever posed to them about the City's fascinating and unique history. When did the Statue of Liberty turn green? No one knows the exact date. The Statue of Liberty was erected in 1886. It was brown because of course it was made of copper and copper turns green only gradually. We know it was green by 1920. But before the age of color photography its hard to be exact about colors. By 1910, it was half brown and half green.