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The story of the Hans Christian Andersen statue in Central Park, New York.

Royal Reading –
Victor Borge tells stories at the Hans Christian Andersen statue, special guest is Princess Benedikte (2nd right).
Victor Borge performs

The Duckling
is back!
everythings ducky
  performers at Central Park Arsenal
Hans Christian Andersen's Manuscript
for The Little Mermaid
  Central Park commissioner speach
When the trees
were small
Statue under construction
Statue under construction


Proclamation by
New York's
Mayor Bloomberg:
June 4, 2005
Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center Day

Se the pdf here

Letter from Baroness Dahlerup, "The Birth of A Statue", 1957.

Se the pdf here

"Birth of a Statue" letter
  Ugly Duckling and kids 1970


Three generations of New Yorkers have sat at the feet of Hans Christian Andersen listening to his magical tales.

2014 is the 58th year of storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center in Central Park.


Links to more articles

1. Statue under Construction

2. Ugly Duckling

3. Statue

4. Something's Hatching

5. Princess

6. Photo May

7. News Article

8. Mean Guy

9. In The Park

10. In a boat

11. HCA Article

12. Delightful Day

13. Danish Consulate

14. Article - HCA Statue

15. A Fairy Tale


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