260 Commercial Street

 
Town Hall (Interior)

Go in and let yourself be swept into the Social Realist panorama of Provincetown in the murals Spreading Nets and Gathering Beach Plums, by Ross Moffett. Their presence signals that Town Hall is an art gallery, too. The showstopping artwork at the end of the long central corridor is Crew of the Philomena Manta by Charles W. Hawthorne. Upstairs, the auditorium is the heart of the building, where Town Meeting is conducted. Remember, we’re in New England. This is the real deal: the people as legislative body, with all the pluses and minuses you might expect from governing with your neighbors. There is no mayor. Day-to-day administration is in the hands of a Town Manager, hired by the five-member Board of Selectmen, which is responsible for planning and policy making.

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