US Capitol Historical Society

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society was founded in 1962 by Congressman Fred Schwengel. In 1978, The Society was chartered by Congress to educate the public on the history and heritage of the U.S. Capitol, its institutions, and the people who have served there in order to foster an “informed patriotism.” Society activities include educational tours, scholarly symposia, observance of historical events, enhancement and preservation of the Capitol’s collection of art and artifacts, sponsorship of research on the public careers of those who have served in the Capitol, and assistance to Congressional and other Capitol offices. The Society continues exploring and instituting new and creative ways to bring the fascinating story of the Capitol, its institutions and our national history to people around the world. It sells publications and mementos of historical nature to Congressional and other Capitol offices. The Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization. 


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