The Democracy Project

Playwrights bring new perspectives to America’s founding


Christopher Jackson evokes Benjamin Banneker in a reading of his letter to Thomas Jefferson

Debate Defends Democracy

Exploring today’s constitutional issues in context of history

Rediscovering Fragments of History

George Washington’s undelivered inaugural speech

Supporting 24 national parks with preservation, programs, and resources

Discovering Meaning in Architecture

New Day at Federal Hall

New Day at Federal Hall is the all-encompassing vision of the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service, to transform this national memorial through the arts, humanities and cultural experiences into a living catalyst for civic—and civil—engagement and a premiere heritage destination.