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2011_DC_USCHS_11050567USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2011 "Emancipation During the Civil War" -- Keynote: Gary Gallagher
U.S. Capitol Historical Society presents: Emancipation during the Civil War. Eighth in the series. The National Capital in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.
Opening Keynote: Dr. Gary W. Gallagher the, John L. Nau III Professor in the History of...
2017_DC_Foner_17051174USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Keynote: Eric Foner
May 11 Evening Keynote Address: Eric Foner (Columbia University)
Columbia University’s Eric Foner will deliver the keynote address, “The Significance of Reconstruction in American History."
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars...
2017_DC_USCHS_P1_17051257USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 1: Award Presentation (Fafa Nutor) and Paul Finkelman (Thaddeus Stevens)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P2A_17051280USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 2: Brook Thomas (Horatio Bateman’s "Reconstruction")
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P3A_17051243USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 3: Michael Vorenberg (14th Amendment)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P4A_17051241USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 4: Spencer Crew (Reconstruction at NMAAHC)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P5A_17051225USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 5: L. Diane Barnes (Frederick Douglass)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P6A_17051232USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 6: Lucy Salyer (Expatriation)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P7_17051224USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 7: Final group Q&A
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2018_DC_USCHS_P1_18050466USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 1: Orville Vernon Burton
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_USCHS_P2_18050462USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 2: Paul Finkelman, Gabriel "Jack" Chin, and Alysa Landry
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_USCHS_P3_18050427USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 3: Brandi C. Brimmer
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_USCHS_P4_18050422USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 4: Rebecca E. Zietlow
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_USCHS_P5_18050450USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 5: Mark Summers
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_USCHS_P6_18050444USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 6: Final Q&A and Reception
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2017_DC_USCHS_Showcase_170912254USCHS -- Freedom Award (2017) -- Showcase to Honor Congress for its Support of the Humanities
Master of Ceremonies: Murray Horwitz
Special Guest: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Program:
Welcome Remarks: Ronald A. Sarasin, President, U. S. Capitol History Society; Former Member of Congress (R-CT)

Aquila Theatre: Our Warrior Chorus:
* Introduction by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
* Desiree...
2017_DC_USCHS_Freedom2_17091285USCHS -- Freedom Award (2017) to Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Formal Presentation
Program:
* Welcome: The Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President, US Capitol Historical Society
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska
* 2017 Freedom Award Presentation:...
2017_DC_USCHS_Freedom_17091298USCHS -- Freedom Award (2017) to Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Mingling Before and After
Program:
* Welcome: The Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President, US Capitol Historical Society
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska
* 2017 Freedom Award Presentation:...
2018_11_28C2_USCHS_Freedom2164USCHS -- Freedom Award (2018) to Architect of the Capitol -- Formal Presentation
Please join the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in recognizing the extraordinary agency that has carried the Capitol Building from conception to construction and beyond. In addition to recognizing the remarkable legacy of this historic institution, we will unveil the official portrait of retiring... (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_28C1_USCHS_Freedom107USCHS -- Freedom Award (2018) to Architect of the Capitol -- Mingling Before and After
Please join the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in recognizing the extraordinary agency that has carried the Capitol Building from conception to construction and beyond. In addition to recognizing the remarkable legacy of this historic institution, we will unveil the official portrait of retiring... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_Aiseirithe_18022819USCHS -- Lunch Talk: A J Aiséirithe (“Frederick Douglass’s Indelible Mark on Washington”)
2018 Black History Month Lecture Discusses Frederick Douglass
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present a Black History Month lecture February 28. A J Aiséirithe, Ph.D. will present a lecture titled “Frederick Douglass’s Indelible Mark on Washington.”
A defier of convention in so many ways,...
2018_11_19B_Overby52USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Calling It Quits! Voluntary Departures from the U.S. Senate, 1919-2018
Calling It Quits! Voluntary Departures from the U.S. Senate, 1919-2018
Marvin Overby, fellow at the Library of Congress' Kluge Center, explores the rise of the voluntary departures as the primary source of Senate turnover. This talk, which compliments the exhibit, Congress and the Separtaion of Powers,... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Adams_17061448USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Carl Adams ("Nance: The First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln")
Brown Bag Book Talk and Lecture with Carl Adams (Nance: The First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln)
Carl Michael Adams was born and raised in Alton, Illinois, and has been a lifelong Lincoln scholar. Carl earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville...
2018_10_24A_Heidler51USCHS -- Lunch Talk: David and Jeanne Heidler ("The Rise of Andrew Jackson")
October 24: David and Jeanne Heidler, "The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics"
Andrew Jackson’s improbable ascent to the White House occurred because of the activities of handlers and propagandists. One of their most effective tactics was to attack President... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Bordewich_16060831USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Fergus M. Bordewich ("The First Congress")
US Capitol Historical Society presents...
The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
Join historian Fergus M. Bordewich for a discussion of his work on the First Federal Congress (1789-1791). Copies of the book will be available...
2017_DC_Holzer_17021588USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Harold Holzer (Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol)
Harold Holzer To Speak At Free U.S. Capitol Historical Society Event:
Talk Will Focus on Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol
Award-winning writer and lecturer Harold Holzer will give the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2017 Black History Month Lecture on Wednesday, February...
2018_11_14B_Busch60USCHS -- Lunch Talk: John Laurence Busch, "Steam Diplomacy: Sending a Subtle Message in Leutze's Westward Ho!"
John Laurence Busch, "Steam Diplomacy: Sending a Subtle Message in Leutze's Westward Ho!"
Busch will illustrate, through a combination of contextual and circumstantial evidence, why the artist Emanuel Leutze (of Washington Crossing the Delaware fame) painted a steamship in the Capitol's Westward the... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Ozer_16082427USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Mark Ozer ("Washington DC: The National Shrine 1890-1940")
Mark Ozer, independent historian, will give a book talk on Washington, DC: The National Shrine 1890-1940.
2017_DC_Ozer_17110814USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Mark Ozer ("Washington DC: The World Capital in The American Century 1941-1990")
USCHS Fall Lecture Series
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present five lunchtime lectures this fall, including book talks and discussions about DC and Capitol art, history, and memorials.
Mark Ozer
Book Talk on Washington DC: The World Capital in The American Century 1941-1990
2018_DC_Costello_18022136USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Matthew Costello (American Sepulcher: George Washington's Tomb in the US Capitol)
American Sepulcher: George Washington’s Tomb will explore the history of the empty tomb beneath the Capitol Rotunda reveals how American hero worship evolved and transformed during the first half of the nineteenth century. Federalists attempted to fuse European hero worship traditions with American...
2017_DC_Scott_17121377USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Pamela Scott ("An Historical Atlas of Washington, DC")
Pamela Scott, Independent scholar
"An Historical Atlas of Washington, DC, 1780s to 2015"
2016_DC_Waddell_16081778USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Peter Waddell ("An Artist's Insight on Historical Paintings")
US Capitol Historical Society presents...
Peter Waddell, artist-in-residence, Tudor Place, will offer “An Artist’s Insight on Historical Paintings.”
2016_DC_OHarrow_16111658USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Robert O'Harrow Jr. ("The Quartermaster")
Please join us for a book talk from Robert O'Harrow Jr., author of "The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln's General, Master Builder of the Union Army."
O'Harrow brings us a new side of Civil War history in this commanding, dramatic, and intensely personal account of Montgomery Cunningham...
2018_10_03B_Einberger53USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Scott Einberger ("With Distance in His Eyes: The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall")
Scott Einberger, "With Distance in His Eyes: The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall"
One of the most significant players of the modern environmental movement, Stewart Udall served as the U.S. secretary of the interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. During these... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Winick_17081625USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Stephen Winick (American Folklife Center)
Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center “Dipping from the Well: Treasures from the American Folklife Center Archive”
2016_DC_diGiacomantonio_16083129USCHS -- Lunch Talk: William C. diGiacomantonio ("Representations of George Washington in visual art")
William C. diGiacomantonio, USCHS chief historian, will lecture on representations of George Washington in visual art.
2017_DC_Book_Present_17110810USCHS -- Presentation of "The American Spirit" to Senators on Capitol Hill
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a fan of David McCullough's work, helped distribute some copies of McCullough's book "The American Spirit" to other senators as a board member of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. These were photos taken when officials from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society stopped by the...
2018_DC_CCapHill_WT_18061818USCHS -- "Creating Capitol Hill"-themed walking tour
Please join us for an evening of living history!
The Official Launch of Creating Capitol Hill
Book-themed walking tour begins following program (appx. 6:30 PM)
2018_DC_CCapHill_BL_180618140USCHS -- "Creating Capitol Hill" Book launch
Please join us for an evening of living history!
The Official Launch of Creating Capitol Hill
Book-themed walking tour begins following program (appx. 6:30 PM)
Join us at USCHS Headquarters on the evening of June 18 to meet the authors, enjoy refreshments, and hear about the selection of the site for...
2018_11_30A1_ThorntonO170USCHS & University of Aberdeen -- Imagining the Capitol: The Enlightened Life of William Thornton @ Octagon
Imagining the Capitol: The Enlightened Life of William Thornton
U.S. Capitol Historical Society
On Friday, November 30, 2018, the United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS), in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, Scotland will present a special half-day symposium to celebrate the 225th... (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_30F3_ThorntonT34USCHS & University of Aberdeen -- Thornton 225: Evening Reception @ Tudor Place
A fitting ending to a wonderful day! The U.S. Capitol Historical Society and The University of Aberdeen invite you to an evening reception at historic Tudor Place. We'll continue our encounter with the life and times of William Thornton at one of the distinctive homes he designed. After docent-led tours... (Partially reviewed)
2018_09_25A1_SeparationP150USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Panel 1: Audacious Vision
Congress and the Separation of Powers: Audacious Vision, Uneven History, and Uncertain Future
Panel 1 - Audacious Vision: Why a Separation of Powers?
* John Haskell (moderator)
* Gene Healy
* Alison LaCroix
* James I. Wallner

Join us for this discussion that will bring together an... (Partially reviewed)
2018_09_25A2_SeparationP256USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Panel 2: Uneven History
Congress and the Separation of Powers: Audacious Vision, Uneven History, and Uncertain Future
Panel 2 - Uneven History: Separation of Powers and the Struggle for Equal Rights
* Ron Elving (moderator)
* Jesse J. Holland
* Yuval Levin
* Victoria Frances Nourse

Join us for this discussion that... (Partially reviewed)
2018_09_25A3_SeparationP353USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Panel 3: Uncertain Future
Congress and the Separation of Powers: Audacious Vision, Uneven History, and Uncertain Future
Panel 3 - Uncertain Future: Party Polarization and Legislative-Executive Balance
* James A. Thurber (Moderator)
* Sarah Binder
* Norman Ornstein
* Manu Raju

Join us for this discussion that will... (Partially reviewed)


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2018_12_22B_Thompson_Party87Personal --Thompson Holiday Party (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_29C_Norway_Xmas103DC -- Union Station -- Norway's Christmas tree lighting ceremony (2018)
Holiday Celebration at Union Station Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce - Mid-Atlantic Chapter, the Bach Project, and Union Station Presented in association with Brightest Young Things, the Library of Congress, the Emba... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_07E_Kalb115Politics & Prose -- Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford ("President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead")
Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford - President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead — in Children and Teens When Ava’s mom remarries, Ava gets stuck with a younger, annoying stepbrother, J.P. Struggling to adjust to her new life, Ava’s mom announces a family trip to Boston. While on this trip, Av... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_02_Honors300DC -- Kennedy Center -- Kennedy Center Honors (2018)
Folks here include: (Rehearsal) Amanda Seyfried, Melissa Peterman (Barbara Jean on "Reba"), Charles Kelley (from Lady Antebellum), Bobby Bones ("Dancing with the Stars"), Christopher Neal Jackson ("Hamilton" and "Bull"), Emilio Estefan, Christopher Neal Jackson, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Lovano, Espera... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_09A1_Meyers157National Gallery of Art -- Artist talk: linn meyers: work
linn meyers: work linn meyers, artist and cofounder, STABLE, in conversation with Jonathan Frederick Walz, director of curatorial affairs and curator of American art, Columbus Museum Artist linn meyers creates works that reveal the expansive potential of drawing. In monumental installations drawn st... (Partially reviewed)


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