Featured

Old Senate Chamber designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, this room was home to the U.S. Senate from 1819 until 1859 and later to the U.S. Supreme Court from 1860-1935.
Located north of the Capitol Rotunda is the richly decorated Old Senate...

Featured

The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

Featured

Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

Featured

East front of the Capitol.
Temporary House Closure

What's New

Rust Never Sleeps: A Global Approach to Fighting Deadly Diseases of Wheat

Event Location: 
U.S. Botanic Garden
Dr. Ronnie Coffman, the director of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project.

Stem rust has plagued wheat farmers for millennia, but new superstrains coming out of East Africa have the potential to overcome 80% of the world's wheat crop. Dr. Ronnie Coffman, the director of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project, will outline the challenges faced by this international consortium of scientists and some of the successes in securing the world's wheat crop, especially among smallholder farmers in Asia and Africa.

Date: September 4, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required

For a complete calendar of events at the U.S. Botanic Garden visit: http://www.usbg.gov/programs-and-events.

Event Tags: