Exhibits

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 8:30am-5:00pm, except City holidays.

  • February-June 2022, Vanishing Savannah: showcases photographs documenting Savannah’s rich cache of hand-painted signs from storefronts and facades of predominantly African American churches, barbershops and beauty salons, restaurants and seafood emporiums, and auto repair and car wash businesses. 

Right top: "Seafood Haven," Montgomery and 36th streets; Leonard Miller, sign painter; Susan Earl, photographer; mounted archival pigment print; featured in Vanishing Savannah 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)

City Hall Student Art Exhibits

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Georgia State Industrial College
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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.

Broughton Street through Time Photo Gallery

Left: Broughton Street, postmarked 1909. V. & J. Duncan Postcard Collection, Item 46.

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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.

Savannah Riverfront Image Gallery