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Visitor Center Blog

Kamehameha statue
December 9, 2021

Kamehameha I

American artist, Thomas R. Gould The statue of King Kamehameha, the only one of a king in the National Statuary Hall Collection, was unveiled April 15, 1969. The statue…
John Swigert, Jr. photo
December 9, 2021

John Swigert, Jr.

Brothers, George and Mark Lundeen In 1997, nearly 27 years after the Apollo 13 mission for which he is best known, a statue of John “Jack” Swigert, Jr., was unveiled in…
Image of statue
December 9, 2021

Sarah Winnemucca

Sarah Winnemucca In 1884, Sarah Winnemucca testified before a congressional subcommittee about the forced removal of her people from their land. One of the first Native…
Statue of Freedom
December 8, 2021

The Statue of Freedom Plaster Model

Thomas Crawford Before being placed in the Capitol Visitor Center, the plaster model of the Statue of Freedom was pulled apart and moved around many times. The artist…
Meet the Artists
July 14, 2020

Meet the Artists

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Reflections on Rosa Parks
July 7, 2020

Reflections on Rosa Parks

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Votes for Women Tour
June 30, 2020

Votes for Women Tour

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Women in Capitol Art
June 23, 2020

Women in Capitol Art

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Walking the Halls of the Capitol: From Lobbyist to Legislator
June 16, 2020

Walking the Halls of the Capitol: From Lobbyist to Legislator

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Reform and Revolution
June 9, 2020

Reform and Revolution

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Elisabet Ney and Women’s Dress Reform
June 2, 2020

Elisabet Ney and Women’s Dress Reform

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Sarah Winnemucca and Sakakawea,
May 26, 2020

Sarah Winnemucca and Sakakawea: Native American Voices in the Capitol Collection

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