Federal Hall: The Democracy Project

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Written by Tanya Barfield, Lisa D’Amour, Larissa FastHorse, Melissa James Gibson, Michael R. Jackson and Bruce Norris, The Democracy Project is a perspective-shifting odyssey through the 531 days when New York City was the nation’s … Read More

Brian Tolle’s Eureka in Federal Hall

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Artist Brian Tolle’s Eureka, is reminiscent of the slender gabled “canal houses” of 18th century New York, that were the vestiges of 40 years of Dutch rule. Tolle named his 40-foot-high sculptural Dutch façade, for … Read More

Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange

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The American flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. — United States Flag Code   Between 2011 and 2016 artist Mel Ziegler journeyed through all 50 states and replaced distressed … Read More

Federal Hall Now Available for Private Events

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Today, with the National Park Service, we announced the signing of a new agreement to manage the leasing of the site for private events. Under this agreement, Federal Hall’s landmarked Grand Rotunda and other spaces … Read More

Majestic Rotunda Dome Is Relit

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We are excited to announce the relighting of Federal Hall’s grand rotunda dome using the latest in LED technology from Philips Color Kinetics. The project, made possible through a generous donation from Philips to our … Read More

Gallery Restoration Reveals Ghosts of the Past

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We recently completed with the National Park Service a study of the historic interior and a pilot restoration project of one of the building’s main galleries. The pilot project corrected decades of interventions, including removing … Read More

This Place Matters Campaign Transforms Facade

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This Place Matters, a public awareness campaign by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express, transformed Federal Hall’s Wall Street façade using large-scale graphics to celebrate the site’s history and significance. The effort … Read More

National Trust Names Federal Hall a National Treasure

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation today declared Federal Hall National Memorial a National Treasure and announced a new partnership with the National Park Service, our Harbor Conservancy and American Express to restore the iconic … Read More