Spring 2014 Member Tour Schedule Announced

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is pleased to announce the schedule for the Spring 2014 Member Tour Series.

Capitol Grounds Landscape Tour

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:00 am

Ted Bechtol, Superintendent of the Capitol Grounds will discuss Frederick Law Olmsted’s perfect design solution in the create of the Capitol grounds, meant “to aid and heighten” the beauty of the building; and will also discuss the Dome Renovation project recently undertaken by the Architect of the Capitol.

Spies Tour of Capitol Hill with Carol Bessette

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:00 pm

Retired intelligence officer and resident Spymaster shows how ordinary neighborhoods and objects on Capitol Hill become the backgrounds and instruments of the spy world.

Sewall-Belmont House and Museum Tour

Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:00 am

One of the premier women’s history sites in the country, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum maintains an extensive collection of suffrage banners, archives and artifacts documenting the continuing effort by women and men of all races, religions and backgrounds to win voting rights and equality for women under the law. LIMIT 15 ATTENDEES

Library of Congress Tour with Chris Keunen

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 9:30 am

Longtime Library of Congress docent Chris Keunen will discuss the history of the Library of Congress, its art and architecture, and the function of the library today.

Tours are free to current USCHS members. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please call (202) 543-8919 for questions regarding membership.