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, March 6 – The Suffrage Parade of 1913

The Suffrage Parade of 1913 attracted thousands of people to Washington, D.C. The parade began at the Capitol and included suffragist Jeannette Rankin of Montana, the first woman elected to serve in Congress.


Wednesday, March 13 – The Portrait Monument

The Portrait Monument in the Capitol Rotunda commemorates three pioneers of women’s suffrage: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott. Join us to learn more about these women and the artwork commemorating their struggle for women’s suffrage.


Wednesday, March 20 – Statues of Women in the Capitol

Curator for the Architect of the Capitol Michele Cohen will provide an overview of many of the statues and busts of women in the U.S. Capitol, including recent additions Amelia Earhart, Mary McLeod Bethune and Willa Cather.


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