Public Design Commission of the City of New York
Art Commission of the City of New York
Art Commission of the City of New York
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City Hall Pre-Visit Guide



This guide, intended primarily for teachers, presents an overview of the history of City Hall and its role in New York City government today.  It displays and explains images that will be encountered on the tour, exhibits historical primary sources, and offers a glossary, list of important dates, and relevant bibliography.  In addition, suggestions for class activities either before or after the visit are offered after each major heading.  The guide endeavors to enhance the understanding of the history, architecture, art collection, and present-day governance that converge in City Hall.


Thank You Drawings from Student Visitors


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Drawing of City Hall Docent by Elisa Baez, Grade 5, PS 165



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Drawing of Washington’s Desk by Victoria Reiter, Grade 5, PS 165