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Car of History Clock under a marble statue of the muse of History, Clio.
This marble sculpture, created in 1819, is among the oldest works of art in...

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The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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Early House of Representatives Chamber (artist representation)
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Blog Posts Tagged 'wildlife'

February 03
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Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging from squirrels to red-tailed hawks to a red fox. But sheep? If it had been left up to one Virginia farmer more than 90...
April 11
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Squirrels on the Capitol Grounds
When walking across the Capitol Grounds there is one critter that can consistently be seen out and about – the squirrel. When did squirrels first come to Washington, D.C. and how did they end up here...
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