Spring 2013 Member Tour Schedule Announced

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


Landscape Design of Capitol Square with Ted Bechtol

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 10:00 am

Ted Bechtol, Superintendent of the Capitol Grounds will discuss Frederick Law Olmsted’s perfect design solution in the creation of the Capitol grounds, meant “to aid and heighten” the beauty of the building.


Spies of Capitol Hill with Carol Bessette

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:00 am

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


Library of Congress with Chris Keunen

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:30am

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


The Historic Congressional Cemetery with Lauren Maloy

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:00am

In 1807 this historic burial ground in the new federal city was founded.  Its close proximity to the seat of government made it the resting place for Members of Congress, military and government officials and Washingtonians both famous and infamous. Learn more about the “residents” of the Cemetery and ongoing preservation efforts.


Tours are free to current USCHS members. Reservations are required as space is limited.