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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
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The Sounds of Summer: Bruce Swaim Quartet, jazz musicians

Event Location: 
U.S. Botanic Garden
National Garden

Evenings in the National Garden are a delight. Come experience the wonder of the USBG’s outdoor garden while listening to the sounds of the Bruce Swaim Quartet. Please note: Concert is held outdoors. No chairs will be provided. The indoor gardens and related facilities will not be available for use. We suggest bringing chairs/blankets for sitting, sunscreen, protective clothing and water. The concert will be canceled if it rains.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: National Garden Lawn Terrace
FREE: No pre-registration required