Digital Discussion - Old City Hall: A Virtual Experience

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Wednesday August 26

5:00 PM  –  6:00 PM

In 1904, New York City’s very first subway ride left from the City Hall station amidst great civic pride. Designed by renowned architects Heins & LaFarge, the station featured innovative vaulted tile ceilings by master artisan Rafael Guastavino. Its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, and graceful curves inspired awe among visitors.

Join us online as we dive into the creation of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, early subway construction, and the City Beautiful movement that led to that momentous day. In our new virtual experience, we'll look closely at the decorative flourishes of the decommissioned station with historic photographs from the Museum's collection, maps, architectural drawings, and photos of the station today. Education Manager Polly Desjarlais will guide us through the storied history of the station. 


This experience will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience


Please note: If you are a member, $5 will be taken off of your purchase at check-out when you sign in above to verify your membership and select 'Adult-Member' below. 


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