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.
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
People in this video
Guy Gugliotta Correspondent (Former) Washington Post
Donald R. Kennon Vice President U.S. Capitol Historical Society->Scholarship and Education
- U.S. Capitol Historical SocietyU.S. Capitol Historical Society
- Freedom's Cap
Building the U.S. Capitol
Guy Gugliotta talked about the development and evolution of the U.S. Capitol building, which was started in 1790 with…
Statue of Freedom Replacement
As a prelude to the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Capitol Building, the 130-year-old Statue of…
Capitol Freedom Statue Removal Preparations
Congressional members from Oregon spoke in a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol on plans to remove the Statue of…
U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project
Stephen Ayers, the architect of the U.S. Capitol, held a news conference to announce the completion of the restoration…