Capitol Conversations

WEDNESDAYS AT 2 p.m. -- Join our engaging guides and visitor services team on Zoom for Capitol Conversations – live, interactive, virtual discussions about the U.S. Capitol. During Capitol Conversations, our staff will discuss some of the U.S. Capitol’s historic spaces, artwork, artifacts and statues.

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To request an accommodation to participate in a Capitol Conversation, please email your request to​​​​ at least five business days in advance of the presentation date.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 – Labor Day

In 1894, at the urging of President Grover Cleveland, Congress set aside the first Monday in September as Labor Day to recognize the American labor movement. Join us to learn about the history of this holiday.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – Inventors in the Capitol: Part 2

The National Statuary Hall Collection boasts a number of inventors. Join us for a closer look at these inventors and their impacts in this engaging program.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Meet the Press (Galleries): A History of the Old House & Senate Press Galleries

The 1st Amendment to the Constitution guarantees freedom of the press. Learn about the history of the U.S. Capitol Press Galleries.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023 – Capitol Extension Laborers

Construction of the Capitol extension was supported by a number of different labor shops and their personnel. Join the Architect of the Capitol Curator’s Office to learn how stone masons, bronze founders, carpenters, and others helped build this part of the Capitol.

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