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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
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Blog Posts Categorized 'History'

August 22, 2012
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Drawing of the U.S. Capitol after burning by the British, George Munger, 1814
In retaliation for the Americans' recent burning of the Canadian capital at York (present-day Toronto), British troops descended on Washington, D.C., in August 1814, to set fire to much of the...
August 14, 2012
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Jimilu Morgan presents the completed bust of Constantino Brumidi to then Vice President Hubert Humphrey - 1968
Sharon Gang, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Capitol Visitor Center, describes her experience meeting Jimilu Mason, an American artist with works on display at the U.S. Capitol building.
July 12, 2012
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Georgia Shaw working as an AOC draftsman
Georgia Shaw was the first woman hired by the AOC as a draftsman, leading to a fulfilling 29-year career with the agency. After Georgia passed, her daughter honored her mother’s legacy by including...

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