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Preservation Day Celebration at the U.S. Capitol

Monday, September 19, 2016

When the 89th United States Congress passed the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, it changed the way America views, treats, and shares its history. Join us for a fun-filled observation of this anniversary, and learn how the "People's House" — the Capitol — is preserved for all!

  • Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers and ACHP Expert Member Robert G. Stanton explain the significance of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
  • Meet with the experts who research, conserve, and document the history of the Capitol Dome
  • Tour the varied and spectacular art of the Brumidi Corridors and find out about the painstaking work to conserve it
  • Make a special memento of your visit to the Capitol
  • And much more!

See how this magnificent working building is being preserved for the future. Join us at the Capitol for Preservation Day!

Friday, September 23, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE and open to the public.

View the full list and details of the days events.