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Frieze of American History
The Frieze of American History in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol...

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Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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AOC grounds crew plants flowers at U.S. Capitol
The Architect of the Capitol magazine, Foundations & Perspectives,...

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Engraving showing the first dome of the U.S. Capitol, designed by Charles Bulfinch. By William H. Bartlett, circa 1840.
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, remembers one of the...

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EVENTS

Apr
17
Thu
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids, jungle orchids and even... More »
Apr
17
Thu
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Tours
Saturday, April 12 - Monday, April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an alternate tour route in the... More »
Apr
18
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids, jungle orchids and even... More »
Apr
18
Fri
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Tours
Saturday, April 12 - Monday, April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an alternate tour route in the... More »
Apr
19
Sat
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids, jungle orchids and even... More »
Apr
19
Sat
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Tours
Saturday, April 12 - Monday, April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an alternate tour route in the... More »
Apr
20
Sun
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids, jungle orchids and even... More »
Apr
21
Mon
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids, jungle orchids and even... More »
Apr
21
Mon
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Tours
Saturday, April 12 - Monday, April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an alternate tour route in the... More »
Apr
22
Tue
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids, jungle orchids and even... More »

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