Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

Featured

Black and white portrait of Constantino Brumidi holding an easel and paintbrushes.
Constantino Brumidi (1805–1880) is best known for the murals he painted in the...

Featured

Snapshot of a crowd of people on a guided tour through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

Featured

AOC Gardener at the U.S. Botanic Gardener handling some orchids
Information about working for the Architect of the Capitol:

Featured

The AOC is responsible for nearly 600,000 square feet of windows
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers reflects on the almost 600,000 square...

What's New

Blog Posts Tagged 'emancipation'

April 22
0 Comments
"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.
Printer-friendly version