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Capitol Rotunda
The U.S. Capitol Rotunda is a large, domed, circular room located 96 feet in...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
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AOC Receives Historic Preservation Award
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The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
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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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