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Lying in State of President Gerald Ford in the rotunda.
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East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building
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Statue of John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr.
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EVENTS

Oct
22
Wed
WEEKLY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Tours
Mondays and Wednesdays at 12 p.m. — What do manila folders, Chanel No. 5, vanilla and fossil fuels have in common? They all come from plants on permanent display in the USBG Conservatory. Take a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will connect the exotic plant world to everyday life. You might see bananas, cacao and coffee ripening on the tree or learn about the next big breakthrough in medicinal... More »
Oct
22
Wed
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Art/History Events, Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 2 p.m. — A special tour of the Brumidi Corridors on the first floor of the Senate wing of the Capitol enables visitors to view and learn about the ornate paintings on the walls and ceilings designed by Constantino Brumidi between 1857 and 1859. This tour, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, is offered Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. No reservations are needed. Get passes for this... More »
Oct
22
Wed
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Art/History Events, Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 3 p.m. — In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, a special tour, lasting 30 to 45 minutes, entitled "Capitol and the Congress During the Civil War," is offered Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. With stops at the Old Supreme Court Chamber and other important areas at the Capitol, this tour will explore how the Capitol was used during the Civil War, critical debates that took... More »
Oct
23
Thu
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events
Delicious comfort foods, hardy greens also are one of the main ways we get green nutrients in the dead of winter. Join us for a demo that will feature kale, collards, mustard greens, chard, and turnip greens in soups, sides, salads and even main courses. Date: October 23, 2014Time: 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.*Location: U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Garden CourtFREE: No pre-registration... More »
Oct
23
Thu
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Art/History Events, Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 2 p.m. — A special tour of the Brumidi Corridors on the first floor of the Senate wing of the Capitol enables visitors to view and learn about the ornate paintings on the walls and ceilings designed by Constantino Brumidi between 1857 and 1859. This tour, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, is offered Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. No reservations are needed. Get passes for this... More »
Oct
23
Thu
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Art/History Events, Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 3 p.m. — In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, a special tour, lasting 30 to 45 minutes, entitled "Capitol and the Congress During the Civil War," is offered Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. With stops at the Old Supreme Court Chamber and other important areas at the Capitol, this tour will explore how the Capitol was used during the Civil War, critical debates that took... More »
Oct
24
Fri
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events
This lecture will cover some of the important changes that will affect staple foods as a result of climate change, including the potential extinction of some varieties (e.g. bananas), the genetic modification of some foods to help them resist drought, salty water and fierce new storms (e.g. rice), as well as the role of seed banks in preserving "original" varieties in case climate emergencies... More »
Oct
24
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Art/History Events, Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 2 p.m. — A special tour of the Brumidi Corridors on the first floor of the Senate wing of the Capitol enables visitors to view and learn about the ornate paintings on the walls and ceilings designed by Constantino Brumidi between 1857 and 1859. This tour, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, is offered Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. No reservations are needed. Get passes for this... More »
Oct
24
Fri
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Art/History Events, Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 3 p.m. — In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, a special tour, lasting 30 to 45 minutes, entitled "Capitol and the Congress During the Civil War," is offered Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. With stops at the Old Supreme Court Chamber and other important areas at the Capitol, this tour will explore how the Capitol was used during the Civil War, critical debates that took... More »
Oct
24
Fri
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Music Events
Evenings at the Conservatory are a delight. Come hear local musician Patty Reese perform and experience the wonder of the garden! After a standing ovation following her performance at the packed Strathmore Music Center during the recent Woodstock tribute, Patty Reese's attitude, soulful expression and powerhouse pipes proved a match for the likes of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and... More »

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