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Car of History Clock under a marble statue of the muse of History, Clio.
This marble sculpture, created in 1819, is among the oldest works of art in...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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Frankie the Bee
Come learn about the USBG's endangered species and native plant collections

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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...
Ari Novy
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...
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...
May 14, 2012
“People think we’re like firemen, sitting and waiting for a fire,” says...

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