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  • US Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award to Architect of US Capitol
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    U.S. Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award to Architect of U.S. Capitol

    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society presented their 2018 Freedom Award to the Office of the Architect of the Capitol. Recently retired Architect Stephen Ayers, who served from 2010 until…

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  • US Capitol Cornerstone 225th Anniversary
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    U.S. Capitol Cornerstone 225th Anniversary

    On September 18, 1793, freemasons including President George Washington placed the cornerstone for the U.S. Capitol building in a Masonic ritual that included corn, oil and wine. In this…

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  • Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Acting Architect of the Capitol Christine Merdon, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and members of the Oregon congressional delegation delivered remarks before lighting the U.S. Capitol…

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  • Founding of Capitol Hill
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    Founding of Capitol Hill

    This event was a book launch and discussion with the three co-authors, editor, and mapmaker of the book, Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People. Published by the U.S. Capitol…

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  • House Energy and Commerce Committee Tribute
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    House Energy and Commerce Committee Tribute

    The United States Capitol Historical Society hosted its annual tribute to an outstanding committee of the House or Senate. This year, they honored the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Current…

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  • US Capitol Historical Society Presents Freedom Award to LinManuel Miranda
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    U.S. Capitol Historical Society Presents Freedom Award to Lin-Manuel Miranda

    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society presented its 2017 Freedom Award to playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda for his work on the musical “Hamilton.” Mr. Miranda spoke at the ceremony in the…

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  • Comparing Approaches to Historical Narrative
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    Comparing Approaches to Historical Narrative

    Cokie Roberts moderated a panel discussion entitled “Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian’s Craft.” Participants included historical novelist Thomas Mallon, historical…

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