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Thomas Jefferson Building
The Library of Congress began in 1800 with a small appropriation to buy...

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

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The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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Capitol Christmas Tree 2013
The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree arrived Monday, November 25, on the U.S....

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West Front of Capitol in March
Here at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), our challenge is unique – we must maintain aging, iconic buildings while adapting to state-of-the-art technology and increasing responsiveness to...
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September 25 By: Franklin Bradley 0 Comments
AOC tree surgeon cares for trees on Capitol Grounds
Year round, I often notice Architect of the Capitol employees perched high in the trees above. I love the large, beautiful trees across Capitol Hill—they are longest standing witnesses of the history...
September 14 By: Sharon Gang 0 Comments
What does the Constitution mean to me?
My colleagues at the Capitol Visitor Center’s (CVC) Exhibits and Education Division asked that I create a sample journal to inspire U.S. Capitol visitors who will make journals as part of...
August 28 By: Matt Guilfoyle 0 Comments
Path to the Capitol in Wartime
As a professional commuter, every day I enter my “bubble” – looking at my phone, listening to music, reading my Kindle – as I travel from my home in Bristow, Virginia, to my office at the U.S....
August 22 By: AOC Curator Office 0 Comments
Drawing of the U.S. Capitol after the Capitol was burned by British Troops on August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812.
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...

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