Welcome to EverybodyWiki ! Nuvola apps kgpg.png Sign in or create an account to improve, watchlist or create an article like a company page or a bio (yours ?)...

Statue of Christopher Columbus (Middletown, Connecticut)

From EverybodyWiki Bios & Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Statue of Christopher Columbus
SubjectChristopher Columbus
LocationMiddletown, Connecticut, U.S.

The Middletown, Connecticut Christopher Columbus statue was a memorial to Columbus that was installed in the city's Harbor Park. The sculpture was donated to the city in 1996 by the Italian American Civic Order, the Italian Society of Middletown and local Italian-American families.[1][2][3]

The statue has been repeatedly vandalized. In 2016 the test on its plinth, reading "discoverer of America" was changed to "looter of America".[3] It was damaged in 2017 when vandals chipped away the sculpture's nose.[4] Also in 2017, vandals painted the statue's hands in red, and left the spray-painted text "kill the colonizer" on the statue's base.[5][6] In 2019 it was vandalized again with red spray-paint.[2]

The statue was removed in June 2020.[7]

See also[edit]

Others articles of the Topic Visual arts : Graphic design, Statue of Christopher Columbus (New Haven, Connecticut), Kyoorius, Statue of Williams Carter Wickham, Oekaki, List of Czech artists by date, Noor Al Suwaidi
Some use of "" in your query was not closed by a matching "".Some use of "" in your query was not closed by a matching "".

  • List of monuments and memorials removed during the George Floyd protests
  • List of monuments and memorials to Christopher Columbus


  1. reports, Staff (June 14, 2020). "Middletown mayor: Why Christopher Columbus statue was removed". The Middletown Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Middletown police seek clues in Columbus statue defacement". The Middletown Press. November 4, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Founder's son: Defacement of Middletown's Columbus statue disregards spirit of creation". The Middletown Press. October 19, 2016.
  4. Mill, Jeff (October 8, 2018). "Middletown exploring options to repair Columbus statue year after vandalism". The Middletown Press.
  5. "Columbus Statues in Connecticut Vandalized".
  6. "Connecticut thrust into the middle of national fight over Christopher Columbus". Connecticut Post. October 10, 2017.
  7. Frederick, Zane; Pellicano, Teresa; Hernandez, Samaia (June 14, 2020). "Christopher Columbus statue temporarily removed in Middletown, mayor says it hasn't been vandalized".

Template:Monuments and memorials removed during the George Floyd protests "Connecticut" is an invalid category parameter for Template:Coord missing.
The problem is usually caused either by a spelling mistake or by an-over-precise category.
For a full list of categories, see Category:Unclassified articles missing geocoordinate data and its subcategories.

This article "Statue of Christopher Columbus (Middletown, Connecticut)" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:Statue of Christopher Columbus (Middletown, Connecticut). Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.

Compte Twitter EverybodyWiki Follow us on https://twitter.com/EverybodyWiki !

Farm-Fresh comment add.png You have to Sign in or create an account to comment this article !