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The Democracy Project

A new site-specific play at Federal Hall National Memorial

Six of America’s most celebrated playwrights take us on a journey through the first of the 527 momentous days when New York City was the first capital of the revolutionary United States government.

June 22 – July 22, 2023

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.