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In the late 19th century the architectural style of the Thomas Jefferson Building was said to be "Italian Renaissance." Today, it is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.
The Library of Congress began in 1800 with a small appropriation to buy...

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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

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Ted Bechtol, AOC Capitol Grounds Division
For two beautiful summer days in late July, I traveled around Chippewa National...

Events

Events

Jun
5
Fri
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — The Capitol Visitor Center's new exhibit entitled "Congress Investigates," takes a look at Congress’ investigatory powers and how Congress has used them to gain information, develop public policy, conduct oversight and inform the public. Congress has investigated issues throughout its history via formal investigations and fact-finding inquiries... More »
Jun
5
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems are out of sight, their beauty and importance often go unnoticed. This exhibit uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance... More »
Jun
5
Fri
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Grounds
Event Tags:
Capitol Grounds, Educational Events, Tours
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. — Explore the Capitol building and grounds on this 50-minute guided tour. Meet at the North Gift Shop inside the Capitol Visitor Center. No reservations or passes are required. For more information about special tours at the Capitol, go to visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities.
Jun
6
Sat
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — The Capitol Visitor Center's new exhibit entitled "Congress Investigates," takes a look at Congress’ investigatory powers and how Congress has used them to gain information, develop public policy, conduct oversight and inform the public. Congress has investigated issues throughout its history via formal investigations and fact-finding inquiries... More »
Jun
6
Sat
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems are out of sight, their beauty and importance often go unnoticed. This exhibit uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance... More »
Jun
6
Sat
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Kid Friendly Events
Saturday, June 6, 2015 — In celebration of Kamehameha Day each June, the local Hawaiian community has prepared lei using many local mid-Atlantic plant materials. The lei are solemnly presented and draped on the statues of Saint Damien and King Kamehameha in a private ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol, where following the ceremony visitors to the Capitol can enjoy them. Come learn... More »
Jun
6
Sat
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Grounds
Event Tags:
Capitol Grounds, Educational Events, Tours
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. — Explore the Capitol building and grounds on this 50-minute guided tour. Meet at the North Gift Shop inside the Capitol Visitor Center. No reservations or passes are required. For more information about special tours at the Capitol, go to visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities.
Jun
7
Sun
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems are out of sight, their beauty and importance often go unnoticed. This exhibit uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance... More »
Jun
8
Mon
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — The Capitol Visitor Center's new exhibit entitled "Congress Investigates," takes a look at Congress’ investigatory powers and how Congress has used them to gain information, develop public policy, conduct oversight and inform the public. Congress has investigated issues throughout its history via formal investigations and fact-finding inquiries... More »
Jun
8
Mon
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems are out of sight, their beauty and importance often go unnoticed. This exhibit uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance... More »

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