Volunteer Appreciation Event

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Date(s) - Thu, Feb 02, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

U.S. Capitol


Event Description

On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 the United States Capitol Historical Society hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Event in the Capitol Building. The educational program featured a talk from Farar Elliott, Curator of the House of Representatives.

More than 70 recurring USCHS volunteers came out to celebrate the work that had been done with their help. Society President Ronald Sarasin and Chairman Donald Carlson both gave remarks expressing their gratitude.

Ms. Elliott’s talk, entitled “The Bear Garden,” focused on the contrast between the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of the House of Representatives in the 19th Century and the artifacts of the same period. While Members of the time could be brash and vulgar, the everyday items used in the House chamber evoked the lofty ideals woven into the fabric of our government.