About

The United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS), founded in 1962, is chartered by Congress to educate the public on the history and heritage of the U.S. Capitol building, its institutions, and the people who have served therein.

With the formal approval of Congress, the Society continues exploring and instituting new and creative ways (blogging!) to bring the fascinating story of the Capitol, its institutions, and our national history to people around the world. Society activities include educational tours, scholarly symposia, observances of historic events, enhancement and preservation of the Capitol’s collection of art and artifacts, sponsorship of research on the public careers of those who have served in the Capitol, the sale of publications and mementos of historical nature, and assistance to Congressional and other Capitol offices.

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is a nonpartisan, private, nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational 501(c)3 organization.

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hey there,
    NBC is releasing a new documentary “Where Were You: The Day JFK Died” Reported by Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw. I thought you might be interested in encouraging your viewers to tune in.
    The documentary will air November 22nd, 9p/8c on NBC.
    We aslo have an ineracive site http://www.nbcnews.com/jfk50 where poeple can uncover alot of facinating infromation.
    Happy to provide more info if needed!

  2. Margaret Kuska said:

    I’ve been searching all over the internet to find more information on the bust of Washington that is located in the Capitol somewhere near the crypt. In the fall of 2012 we visited and I was intrigued by it. It looks as though it was outdoors for some time and has weathered lines down its face – almost as though it is crying. Do you know anything about it? I believe there was a sign nearby that told about it, but it was not legible to me. Can you help?

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