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With Sprouts at the U.S. Botanic Garden, children learn about the magical world of plants.
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November 25 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Capitol Christmas Tree 2013
The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree arrived Monday, November 25, on the U.S. Capitol Grounds follow along here as the tree arrives and AOC staff put it into position on the West Front of the Capitol.
November 12 By: Erin Nelson 0 Comments
The U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility
AOC's Erin Nelson ventures outside the U.S. Capitol to explore the U.S. Botanic Garden's Production Facility -- home to approximately 60,000 plants.
November 06 By: Matt Guilfoyle 1 Comments
Benjamin Brown French
Long before the advent of Twitter, Facebook and blogs – there were journals. 150 years ago this month saw one of the most transformative periods in the construction of the United States Capitol along...
November 04 By: Karin Johnston 1 Comments
Toad Box on display at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Capitol Visitor Center Registrar Karin Johnston, takes an in depth look at one of her favorite artifacts currently on display in the Exhibition Hall exhibit, “Conflict and Compromise.”

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