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Embarkation of the Pilgrims
This painting depicts the Pilgrims on the deck of the ship Speedwell on July...

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Map of Capitol Hill
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by 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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Kamehameha
In celebration of Kamehameha Day each June, the local Hawaiian community has...

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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.”
October 31 By: Kristen Frederick 2 Comments
Cenotaphs at the Congressional Cemetery. Photo courtesy Library of Congress.
This Halloween, Kristen Frederick, congressional liaison for the Architect of the Capitol, visited the Congressional Cemetery and discovered many connections the AOC has to this hallowed ground.

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