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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

The Capitol Visitor Center is closed for tours. All tours are cancelled. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Capitol Visitor Center at a future date.

Capitol Conversations

WEEKDAYS AT 1 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.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are Highlights of the Capitol, 10 to 15-minute presentations on Capitol favorites.

Tuesday and Thursday sessions feature more in-depth, 30-minute presentations on special topics.

To sign up, please select the link for the day or days you’d like to attend. We look forward to having you join us.

Monday, March 1Origins of Women’s History Month
Since 1987, March has been designated Women's History Month. Learn about the origins and evolution of Women's History Month.

Tuesday, March 2The Beginnings of American Women's Suffrage
The right for women to vote took decades of work. Learn about the first generation of women who fought for equality.

Wednesday, March 3On the Path to the 19th: Native American Nations and Influences on the Women's Rights Movement
Learn how the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, one of the oldest continuous participatory democracies on Earth, influenced the Women's Rights Movement, its leaders, and the path to the 19th Amendment.

Thursday, March 4Fighting for the Vote
As the 19th century continued, a new generation of women took over the fight for equality. Learn about the women who continued the fight for the right to vote.

Friday, March 5Clio: The Car of History
Learn about the sculpture known as The Car of History and Clio, the muse of history, keeping time and recording history in National Statuary Hall.

WEEK TWO

Monday, March 8The Dred Scott Decision
On March 6, 1857, Dred Scott v. Sandford inflamed tensions that ultimately led to the Civil War. Learn about this landmark case and its impact on our country. 

Tuesday, March 9Winning the Vote
With the turn of the 20th century, another generation of women continued and succeeded in the decades-long push for the right to vote. Learn about the third generation of suffragists and their impact on our history.

Wednesday, March 10Women in the Capitol: Other Firsts
Learn about the first women to serve in the Capitol, like the first female House and Senate pages and the first female Capitol tour guide.

Thursday, March 11Women in the Capitol: Famous Firsts
Learn about some of the first women to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Friday, March 12The Oldest Woman in the Capitol: Justice
Since 1817, one woman has watched over the Capitol. Learn about the relief of Justice in the Old Supreme Court Chamber and its symbolism in American history.

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