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The Architect of the Capitol’s Legacy of Sustainability began with the setting...

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The casket of Senator Daniel K. Inouye Lying in State
Senator Inouye will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, December...
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My colleagues at the Capitol Visitor Center’s (CVC) Exhibits and Education Division asked that I create a sample journal to inspire U.S. Capitol visitors who will make journals as part of Constitution Week activities at the CVC the week of September 17.

The activity that I was tasked with was to use the journal... More »

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Although my disability from knee surgery is temporary, it has given me the opportunity to see Capitol Hill from a different perspective. Never have I appreciated the Capitol's consistently functioning escalators and elevators more than over the past month. From the elevators that take me from the Capitol Plaza to the Visitor Center's main entrance to the escalators that transport me to my... More »

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December 2 has been an important anniversary at the U.S. Capitol since 1863 when the final section of the Statue of Freedom was installed atop the dome. The accomplishment was heralded by gun salutes from the forts that ringed Washington.

Since 2008, however, December 2 has signified... More »

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Sharon Gang, Communications & Marketing Manager for the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) explores the CVC’s new exhibit, Conflict and Compromise.

Every time there is a new display of documents and artifacts in the Exhibition Hall at the Capitol Visitor... More »

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Sharon Gang, Communications & Marketing Manager for the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) lists some lesser known highlights not to miss when you visit the United States Capitol.

Most visitors are drawn to admire the obvious “big ticket” items at the U.S. Capitol Building – the Rotunda paintings,... More »

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This Constitution Week, AOC's Sharon Gang, communications & marketing manager at the Capitol Visitor Center, reflects on what the U.S. Constitution means to her.

Every year, during Constitution Week, I like to take a few moments to reflect on what the Constitution means to me.

When you work for the Architect of the Capitol (AOC),... More »

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Capitol Visitor Center Registrar Karin Johnston, takes an in depth look at one of her favorite artifacts currently on display in the Exhibition Hall exhibit, “Conflict and Compromise.”

As the Capitol Visitor Center’s Registrar, I’m not supposed to have favorites among the objects on display in Exhibition Hall. Nevertheless, there... More »

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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, AOC Curator Barbara Wolanin details the days he lay in state at the U.S. Capitol.

President Abraham Lincoln's body lay in state in the center of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol from April 19 to April 21, 1865, in an open coffin resting on a... More »

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Two years ago when I needed the accessibility operations provided by the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) on the Capitol campus, they were there for me. Functioning escalators and elevators were invaluable to me as I recovered from knee replacement surgery. Thanks... More »

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When Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) Guide John Claya encountered a guest with a visual disability near the Old Supreme Court Chamber, he used a creative tool to help her "see" the room.

On Thursday, July 9, John was passing through the... More »

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