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The Summerhouse, a hexagon-shaped brick structure set into the sloping...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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Dr. William Thornton
 The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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The United States Capitol in 1846, with its original dome designed by Charles Bulfinch
Throughout the U.S. Capitol Building’s 220-year history, there have been many...

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Cara holding her chocolate tree.
With Sprouts at the U.S. Botanic Garden, children learn about the magical world of plants.
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August 22 By: AOC Curator Office 0 Comments
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 By: Sharon Gang 0 Comments
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 By: Kristen Frederick 0 Comments
Georgia Shaw
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
Presidents in Art
Presidents Don't Sleep Here—But They're Honored in Art!

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