City Hall

Any city hall is the seat of local government, a concrete representation of democracy at work.

A view of Main Street, Marlborough, MA, including City Hall (building with clock tower) built in 1905. From one of the original Indian Prayer Towns to boot factory hub to technology corridor city, this is the seat of local government. It includes the mayor’s office, where the city council meets, as well as most municipal offices. It is the concrete representation of local government at work, including elected and appointed officials. The current building sits not far from the original meeting house erected in 1663 and destroyed in 1676 on land originally occupied by the Pennacook tribe.

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Our Democracy

The Our Democracy Education Project is a partnership with the National Writing Project and PhotoWings. PhotoWings' mission is to help photography to be better understood, created, utilized, seen, and saved. The project is also supported by the National Geographic Society and Catchlight, and explores the question, “What does democracy look like?” through the creation of a multimedia record of the state of local, everyday democracy today.