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Embarkation of the Pilgrims
This painting depicts the Pilgrims on the deck of the ship Speedwell on July...

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Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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AOC Receives Historic Preservation Award
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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Orchid Symphony is on display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014
Escape the winter weather and experience the blooms evoking spring in the U.S....

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Apr 08, 2014
On Tuesday April 8, 2014, Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol, testified before the United States Senate Committee...
Mar 12, 2014
On Wednesday, March 12, high winds in the Washington, D.C. area caused electrical power surges that impacted power supply...
Feb 26, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY...
Dec 17, 2012
Cogeneration technology was identified as an energy efficient and cost...
Nov 05, 2012
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will arrive at the West Front of the...
Sep 28, 2012
Inauguration at the Capitol takes a team effort to pull together, and...
Sep 21, 2012
On September 20, 2012, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA,...
Aug 31, 2012
Turing wood into marble, metal into wood, one dimensional into three...
Aug 31, 2012
Beginning Monday, September 10, 2012, the lower terrace of the West Front...
Jun 01, 2012
  The Architect of the Capitol’s Capitol Grounds staff has begun draining...
May 16, 2012
U.S. Botanic Garden “We don’t have pandas.” That’s the challenge that U.S...

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