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Painting of meeting when Declaration of Independence was presented to the Second Continental Congress
This painting depicts the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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Small Business Industry Day at AOC
The Architect of the Capitol is hosting a Small Business Day on Tuesday,...

Blog Posts By 'Erin Nelson'

May 13, 2015
By: Erin Nelson
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The AOC partners with the Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School in northeast Washington, D.C.
As volunteers, the time commitment for AOC employees who mentor is not huge, but the impact they have on the students' lives certainly is.
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
By: Erin Nelson
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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, 2014
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, 2013
By: Erin Nelson
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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, 2013
By: Erin Nelson
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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, 2013
By: Erin Nelson
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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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