Public Notice

A Welcoming Morning at the U.S. Botanic Garden

December 17, 2015

The U.S. Botanic Garden's "Morning at the Museum" program provides museum access for individuals with cognitive and sensory-processing disabilities by providing pre-visit preparation materials, a calmer visitation period for registered participants and a welcoming quiet "take-a-break" space.

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Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives: From Alaska with Love

November 20, 2015

This year the tree traveled more than 4,000 miles from the Chugach National Forest. It is the first tree to come from Alaska, the first tree to travel by sea and land to reach the nation's Capitol, and the first Lutz spruce selected for the Capitol Christmas tree.

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Gold Environmental Excellence Award for Packard Campus

November 19, 2015

The Library of Congress' Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation facility (Packard Campus) located in Culpeper, Virginia, recently received the Virginia Water Environment Association's (VWEA) Gold Environmental Excellence Award for Industrial Waste and Pretreatment.

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Hart Solar Panel System Celebrated

October 26, 2015

The recently dedicated Hart Senate Office Building solar panel system is one of the largest federal systems in the Washington, D.C. area. The system furthers the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) commitment to sustainable and cost-efficient energy reduction measures.

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Caring for the Statue of Freedom

August 14, 2015

The Statue of Freedom — one of the most visible, symbolic and treasured pieces of art at the Capitol — will undergo its regular maintenance this September.

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Put the Rotunda in Your Pocket

July 31, 2015

​Knowing that the U.S. Capitol Rotunda would be closed to visitors to prepare for restoration, the Capitol Visitor Center have developed a Rotunda app that offers a virtual tour.

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Good News for Sustainable Landscapes

June 10, 2015

Sustainable landscaping program SITES, developed by United States Botanic Garden and partners, was launched today by Green Business Certification Inc.

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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Restoration to Begin

April 27, 2015

The anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant's birth coincidentally marks the beginning of conservation efforts for his Washington, D.C., memorial to its original glory. Grant Memorial is the largest statuary group in the city, and Grant's sculpture is among the largest equestrian statues in the world.