Federal Hall National Monument Virtual Program at the CAST Senior Center
Open to the public! Everyone welcome! Join us for an interactive virtual program from the Senior Learning Network. The program is free and no preregistration is needed. The SLN provides a wide variety of informative, educational topics from locations all over the country. This week’s program overview: When the Constitution was ratified in 1788, New York remained the national capital. Pierre L'Enfant was commissioned to remodel the City Hall for the new federal government. The First Congress met in the now Federal Hall and wrote the Bill of Rights. George Washington was inaugurated here as the country's first President on April 30, 1789. When the capital moved to Philadelphia in 1790, the building again housed city government until 1812, when Federal Hall was demolished. The current structure on the site was built as a Customs House, opening in 1842. In 1862, Customs moved to 55 Wall Street, and the building became the US Sub-Treasury. Millions of dollars of gold and silver were kept in the basement vaults, until the Federal Reserve Bank replaced the Sub-Treasury system in 1920.
Federal Hall National Monument Virtua...
Date and Time
Tuesday Jan 31, 2023 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Tuesday, January 31 1pm
CAST Senior Center, Room 111A 600 North German Street New Ulm, MN 56073