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The National Garden provides "living laboratories" for environmental, horticultural, and botanical education in a contemplative setting.
The National Garden opened in 2006 as a place for visitors to experience the...

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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The AOC partners with the Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School in northeast Washington, D.C.
As volunteers, the time commitment for AOC employees who mentor is not huge,...

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    Beyond the Dome – Fort Meade

    The items stored in the warehouses are as varied as the AOC jurisdictions to which they belong.

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    Rising High – AOC's Elevator Mechanics

    The elevators at the Library of Congress could be a museum exhibit of their own.

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    Inspired by the Past, Preserving for the Future

    Meet the AOC's decorative painters at the LOC who work to preserve the ornate designs of one of the world's most beautiful buildings.

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    The National Audio-Visual Conservation Center

    The 140,000 reels of film is housed in collections, conservation and nitrate vaults.

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