The Eagle is a tribute to the United States’ bicentennial in 1976.

The Eagle was funded by matching grants from National Endowment for the Arts and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. The artist, Gail Whitsitt-Lynch, made the eagle with the ferrocement method, which uses equal amounts of metal and cement. The eagle is covered with marble dust, which gives it a sparkly appearance

As a widely-known symbol of the country, The Eagle is often the backdrop for photos for newly sworn-in United States citizens.

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Gail Whitsitt-Lynch
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This is the only cement or concrete monument in the Park.

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The Museum of Natural History and Providence Planning and Development Department provided content and technical services for this page. Local firm Functional 3D provided the 3-D scan of the statue. Thank you!

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