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In Emanuel Leutze’s mural, a group of pioneers and their train of covered wagons are pictured at the continental divide, looking towards the sunset and the Pacific Ocean. The border depicts vignettes of exploration and frontier mythology. Beneath the central composition is a panoramic view of their destination “Golden Gate,” in San Francisco Bay.
Emanuel Leutze’s mural celebrates the western expansion of the United States....

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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Photo of the U.S. Capitol Building, West Front, Early April 2014.
A multi-phased project designed to address deferred maintenance, extend the...

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The Capitol Crypt, which now houses statuary and exhibitions, was once used as an informal storage space where bicycles were parked, seen here circa 1900.
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a...

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2014 Blog Archives

December 22, 2014
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Capitol Sunset November 2014
From February's heavy snowfall to October's blood moon eclipse, take a look back at some popular moments of 2014 through the AOC's Instagram and Flickr images.
October 29, 2014
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Ted Bechtol, AOC Capitol Grounds Division
For two beautiful summer days in late July, I traveled around Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota, to search for the perfect U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
October 22, 2014
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Food pantry photos courtesy of Richard Edmonds.
Edmonds hopes to leave behind a legacy that exemplifies how important it is to take time to recognize those in need and make a difference.
October 16, 2014
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CVC Visitor Guide Julie Butler leads a group of visitors through National Statuary Hall.
The ExCEL Program provides opportunities for jurisdictions to work together and for employees to share their knowledge with fellow colleagues.
October 14, 2014
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House Office Buildings laborers like Keith Quick carefully move thousands of boxes and other items among member storerooms every election year.
The House Office Buildings laborers continuously improve service delivery and efficiency, even if they have to face down a wolf to do it.
October 02, 2014
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The Flanagan clock with marble columns in the background
In a world where everyone carries a cell phone and some carry more than one, people still check the historic clocks on the Capitol campus for the time of day.
October 01, 2014
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Capitol view through bicycle spokes.
Quite a few Architect of the Capitol employees commute by bike, forming a group that meets monthly to work on promoting cycling to fellow AOC employees.
September 29, 2014
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Juan Sandoval and Jose Hernandez using a lewis to remove stones from Olmsted Terrace.
Addressing the stone pandemic across the Capitol campus takes a team of historic preservationists, structural engineers and stonemasons, among others.
September 22, 2014
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Instagrammers in the Olmsted Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds
Early on this beautiful September morning, a group of Instagrammers came together to explore and celebrate the U.S. Capitol during our second InstaMeet.
September 16, 2014
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Cara holding her chocolate tree.
With Sprouts at the U.S. Botanic Garden, children learn about the magical world of plants.

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