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About the National Statuary Hall Collection
The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol Building is...

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Capitol Visitor Center
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Touching Up Columns in Statuary Hall
Next time you’re in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near...

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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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