Art in the Rotunda
Art in the Rotunda is a rotating exhibit in City Hall’s first floor Rotunda featuring the work of local artists or highlighting local history. This exhibit is available to the general public Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, except City holidays.
- July 2022-March 2023, Capturing the Soul: Portrait Photography from the W. W. Law Collection: showcases a small selection of black and white portraits from the Law collection highlighting the evolving nature of photography, while documenting the lives of those often not seen. The images on display cover the span of the 20th century as cameras became more affordable and candid photographs more popular.
Right top: Gilbert family portrait, 1905, featured in "Capturing the Soul" exhibit,
History in the Chamber
History in the Chamber includes rotating exhibits in City Hall’s second floor City Council Chamber featuring artifacts and documents from the City’s historical collections and community partners which relate to the City government’s and the Savannah community’s history. These exhibits are available to the general public on Council Meeting days (every other Thursday) or during our First Tuesday Tours of City Hall.
- Internationally Savannah: featuring artifacts and highlighting interesting facts from Savannah's international and Sister City relationships
- Beyond the Historic District: highlighting the unique and diverse neighborhoods that make up Savannah
Right bottom: Georgia State Industrial College (now Savannah State University), featured in "Beyond the Historic District" exhibit
Broughton Street Through Time
Stroll down Broughton Street, Savannah's "Main Street," through time by visiting our gallery of images from the City's archival collections, including items from the V. & J. Duncan Postcard Collection (courtesy of V. & J. Duncan Antique Maps & Prints), the Municipal Archives Postcard Collection, and the Municipal Archives Photograph Collection. The images span the 1890s through 1960s, and show changes in transportation and business over time, as well architectural styles and building facades.
Left: Broughton Street, postmarked 1909. V. & J. Duncan Postcard Collection, Item 46.
Savannah Riverfront, August 1973
View selected images from the Riverfront Urban Renewal Project designed by Gunn & Meyerhoff A.I.A., Architects collection (Record Series 1121-056), featuring River Street and Factors' Walk in August 1973 before the project revitalized Savannah's historic waterfront.