Entries by Sheryl

Benefit Dinner Honoring Marian S. Heiskell

On June 26, the Conservancy awards the first Federal Hall Medal for Leadership to our founding Chair, Marian S. Heiskell, at our annual Benefit Dinner held at Federal Hall National Memorial. The Federal Hall Medal for Leadership is awarded to individuals who through their innovation, commitment and courage, have a profound effect for good on […]

Flag Exchange Soared at Federal Hall

Last weekend marked the final days of Flag Exchange: A Living Thing, an art installation by conceptual artist Mel Ziegler, at Federal Hall. Seen by an estimated 62,179 visitors from across the globe, Ziegler’s collection of 50 distressed flags was suspended in the site’s grand rotunda from August 31 through November 11. Ziegler created the […]

First Federal Hall History Awards

Five distinguished historians were bestowed with the first Federal Hall Award for History at our annual benefit dinner on September 28. The new award recognizes scholars who, through their work, have helped to preserve and bring awareness to Federal Hall’s historic significance. This year’s recipients included the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian/author Mike Wallace. Wallace’s co-authored opus, […]

A Conversation on Freedom

Freedom Forums had its first New York City event in the grand rotunda at Federal Hall on November 26. An annual multi-disciplinary public engagement program with statewide regional partners, the theme of the event was Freedom: Personal, Civic and Artistic. Alexis De Veaux, internationally renowned poet, activist and author was joined in conversation by poets […]