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Painting depicting the Pilgrims on the deck of the ship Speedwell
This painting depicts the Pilgrims on the deck of the ship Speedwell on July...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
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City of Trees book cover artwork
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Blog Posts By 'Sharon Gang'

June 30, 2015
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The yellow desk in location #80 is the "Candy Desk."
Few traditions associated with Senate furniture are as intriguing as the "candy desk" on the floor of the Senate.
June 04, 2015
By: Sharon Gang
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Benches in the chapel at Saint Elizabeths Hospital.
The benches of the Capitol Rotunda have also called a few other locations home over the years.
May 05, 2015
By: Sharon Gang
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Senate Office Buildings Painting and Refinishing Branch employee.
The Senate Office Buildings Painting and Refinishing Branch gives hands-on attention to help blend vintage and new into a cohesive collection.
October 02, 2014
By: Sharon Gang
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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.
July 21, 2014
By: Sharon Gang
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Anne Frank Tree and marker planted in the ground in front of the Capitol
One of Anne's few connections to the outside world while hiding in the secret annex was a nearby white chestnut tree which she could see from the attic window.
May 20, 2014
By: Sharon Gang
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AOC employee working on touching up columns in Statuary Hall
Next time you're in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the House Chamber, look closely.
March 19, 2014
By: Sharon Gang
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Car of History Clock in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
Investigate the meaning behind the Car of History Clock in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
September 16, 2013
By: Sharon Gang
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Photo showing the detail of "We the People"
This Constitution Week, AOC's Sharon Gang, communications & marketing manager at the Capitol Visitor Center, reflects on what the U.S. Constitution means to her.
June 25, 2013
By: Sharon Gang
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Statue of John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr.
Visitors to the Capitol are often drawn to the "big ticket" items, but there are several other must-see items you should check out when visiting the U.S. Capitol Building.
April 22, 2013
By: Sharon Gang
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"Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, . . . April 19, 1866," wood engraving by Frank Dielman, Harper's Weekly, May 12, 1866
Sharon Gang, Communications & Marketing Manager for the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) explores the CVC’s new exhibit, Conflict and Compromise.

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