Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri was the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s honored guest at the annual Trustee Breakfast on April 24. The event provides a forum for members of the Leadership Council to chat over a light breakfast with a sitting Member of Congress who also serves on the Society’s Board of Trustees. Nearly 20 Council members gathered with Senator Blunt in a richly ornamented room in the Russell Senate Office Building, the oldest of the Senate office buildings.
Senator Blunt provided a brief history of the construction and extension of the U.S. Capitol Building under the shadow of the Civil War. He commented that his background as a history teacher gives him a level of enjoyment and patience in his job that he might not have had otherwise. Senator Blunt concluded by saying, “he is lucky to be just a little part of the great history of the country.” Many attendees shared that they felt inspired to discover more of the history of the Capitol after Senator Blunt’s remarks.
The Society wishes to thank Senator Blunt for his time and his staff for their organizational support. A special thanks to Merck for providing a generous donation to make this breakfast possible.