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This painting depicts Christopher Columbus and members of his crew on a beach in the West Indies, newly landed from his flagship Santa Maria on October 12, 1492.
This painting depicts Christopher Columbus and members of his crew on a beach...

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
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AOC Gardener at the U.S. Botanic Gardener handling some orchids
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Anne Frank Tree and marker planted in the ground in front of the Capitol
Anne Frank Tree on Capitol Grounds

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Tree Lighting 2012
Oct 29, 2014
2014 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by Speaker of the House John A....
Oct 27, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a safety exercise the morning of October 28, 2014, at the Capitol Power Plant....
Jul 10, 2014
Monday, July 21 - Final Update: AOC's contractor completed work in the East Grand Staircase on the House side of the...
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...
Mar 26, 2012
Beth Plemmons, CEO for the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, announced that a...
Feb 24, 2012
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, announced today...
Jan 19, 2012
  The AOC East House Underground Garage received a LEED for New...
Nov 25, 2011
The Architect of the Capitol Trims the Capitol Christmas Tree “...
Nov 25, 2011
The Capitol Rises During the Civil War Walk through the U.S. Capitol in...
Aug 04, 2011
Daniel J. Strodel, Chief Administrative Officer for the House of...

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