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This painting by Allyn Cox depicts the cornerstone laying ceremony and is currently on display in the House Wing of the U.S. Capitol Building.
The cornerstone was laid on Wednesday, September 18, 1793, during the first...

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A view of the Capitol Visitor Center lit up at night
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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AOC Gardener at the U.S. Botanic Gardener handling some orchids
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Small Business Industry Day at AOC
The Architect of the Capitol is hosting a Small Business Day on Tuesday,...

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Jul 10, 2014
Monday, July 21 - Final Update: AOC's contractor completed work in the East Grand Staircase on the House side of the...
Photographic portrait of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden
Jul 09, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol announces the selection of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic...
Jun 23, 2014
June 24, 2014 – A ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Congressional Gold Medal...
Feb 19, 2014
This February, visit the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) to see two new...
Feb 04, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol's Performance and Accountability Report (PAR...
Nov 13, 2013
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will arrive at the West Front of the U.S....
Oct 22, 2013
The United States Capitol Dome, symbol of American democracy and world-...
Aug 29, 2013
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) has released the Fiscal Year 2012...
Jul 10, 2013
Update: The plant has completed its bloom cycle and is no longer on...
Jul 08, 2013
“You’ve got to shine,” says Tony Blue, a woodcrafter’s helper working for...
Jun 17, 2013
“This work had to be done right. Period,” said Mark Italiano, project...

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