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The Rosa Parks bronze statue weighs 600 pounds and the granite pedestal, partially hollowed out inside, weighs 2,100 pounds. The pedestal is made of Raven Black granite and inscribed simply with her name and life dates, “Rosa Parks/1913–2005.
On February 27, 2013, a statue of Rosa Parks commissioned by Congress was...

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Screenshot of Google Maps image of United States Capitol and surrounding areas.
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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AOC members holding the Historic Preservation Award that they received
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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Earth Day Celebration at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Join the United States Botanic Garden for an Earth Day Celebration on the...

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October 22
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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
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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.
May 08
By: Erin Nelson
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Capitol Hill, with its rich history and iconic buildings, allows for an eclectic mix of professions. Jim Saenger, the Capitol’s Carillonneur, has perhaps one of the most unique and least visible jobs on the Hill.
Meet the Capitol's Carillonneur
November 12
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The U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility full of plants
AOC's Erin Nelson ventures outside the U.S. Capitol to explore the U.S. Botanic Garden's Production Facility -- home to approximately 60,000 plants.
July 17
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Warehouses in Fort Meade, Maryland store items such as statues that were once displayed on the East Front of the Capitol.
The Architect of the Capitol is responsible for managing all of the buildings and grounds on Capitol Hill, but it also maintains several facilities across the National Capital Region, including...
June 03
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Nitrate vault at the Library of Congress Packard Campus
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is responsible for managing all of the buildings and grounds on Capitol Hill, but it also maintains several facilities across the National Capital Region. One such...
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