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Outside view of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory and sign.
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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
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Posted on October 29, 2014
Ted Bechtol, AOC Capitol Grounds Division
For two beautiful summer days in late July, I traveled around Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota, to search for the perfect U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
July 12 By: Kristen Frederick 0 Comments
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...
February 27 By: AOC Curator Office 0 Comments
Oil painting of a historical scene including several Presidents
Presidents Don't Sleep Here—But They're Honored in Art!

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