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.

Visit the Online Gift Shop for the books and other materials mentioned during Capitol Conversations.

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, May 22 – Congress in Space: First Contact

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy addressed a joint session of Congress saying, “this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal… of landing a man on the Moon.” Learn about Congress’ role in the United States’ exploration of space and how it is commemorated in the Capitol.

Wednesday, May 29 – Curator Talk

Staff from the Architect of the Capitol Curator’s Office will discuss two statues unveiled in the Capitol in May. Arkansas’ statue of Daisy Lee Gatson Bates and North Carolina’s statue of William “Billy” Franklin Graham, Jr. are the newest additions to the National Statuary Hall Collection.

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