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USCHS: 2022 Special Events


March 8, 2021

Why? Explaining the Holocaust

The United Nations designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. To recognize this significant and somber occasion, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted a webinar featuring one of the world’s foremost experts on the Holocaust to dispel its many misconceptions, and answer its most vexing question: why?


March 1, 2021

Inside the State of the Union: A Conversation with White House Speechwriters

On the day of this year’s State of the Union, we hosted a webinar to interview two former presidential speechwriters about their careers in the White House. This includes their interactions with the President, the drafting of the State of the Union, responses to U.S. crises, experiences working with Congress, & the lessons they’ve learned communicating with the American public. We also discussed what to expect from that evening’s State of the Union & how Pres. Biden might address Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


February 28, 2021

Capitol Kids: Kitty Felde on “State of the Union”

In the first installment of our new Capitol Kids series, award-winning public radio journalist and children’s author, Kitty Felde, talked about her latest book “State of the Union: A Fina Mendoza Mystery.” In the novel, a mysterious bird poops on the head of the president during the State of the Union address. Can Fina, the 10-year-old daughter of a congressman, find and uncover the secret message brought by this bird?


January 27, 2021

Why? Explaining the Holocaust

The United Nations designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. To recognize this significant and somber occasion, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted a webinar featuring one of the world’s foremost experts on the Holocaust to dispel its many misconceptions, and answer its most vexing question: why?