Book Discussion on Freedom's Cap
Guy Gugliotta recounts the construction of the United States Capitol building. Mr. Gugliotta examines the creation of the Capitol… read more
Guy Gugliotta recounts the construction of the United States Capitol building. Mr. Gugliotta examines the creation of the Capitol amongst the social and political landscape of the time, as ground was broken shortly after Congress passed the Compromise of 1850, and the placement of the Freedom statue atop the building’s nine-million pound, cast-iron dome in 1863, five months after the Battle of Gettysburg. He showed slides during his presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s Brown Bag Lecture Series held at noon in Ketchum Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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