A Salute to the Coast Guard at Federal Hall

Posted on Jun 21, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard Art Exhibit at Federal Hall

The U.S. Coast Guard Art Program exhibit will be on view at Federal Hall National Memorial from June 19 to August 8, 2012.  This exhibit features 40 paintings by 28 artists.

Through these pieces, the public will learn about the many missions performed by the Coast Guard, including search and rescue, environmental protection, national security and law enforcement.  The Coast Guard Art Program uses art as an outreach tool to teach diverse audiences about the Coast Guard.   The program began in 1981, and has been sponsored by the Salmagundi Club since its beginning.  Today the collection comprises over 1,800 works.

Federal Hall was the home to the first Capital of the United States when Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of Treasury, established the Revenue Cutter Service on August 4, 1790.  The Revenue Cutter Service, an armed maritime law enforcement service, is considered the predecessor to the Coast Guard.

About Federal Hall National Memorial

Federal Hall National Memorial is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Ranger-guided tours are offered at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. daily.

There are numerous ways to get to Federal Hall using public transportation.  Please visit www.mta.info for more information and maps.

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