Whereas: Stories from the People’s House
As the United States expanded westward over the course of the 19th century, many new people became part of the country. The role of these new residents increased, although not without challenges. House records document these early events and the journey of Hispanic Americans in what became the Southwest United States, and in Congress.
Doughnuts have long been a favorite Washington breakfast. Crullers cooked up debate both on and off the House Floor. More >
Reporters have covered the House from its earliest days, providing a vital link between the people and their Representatives. More >
This Edition for Educators highlights the Presidency and its complicated relationship with the House of Representatives. More >
When we launched our blog in late 2012, a new world of storytelling opened. For the last six years, the historians, curators, and archivists at the U.S. House of Representatives have discovered and documented an eclectic mix of people, events, records, and artifacts that have helped reveal how the House has evolved over the last 229 years. This summer, after having published nearly 300 entries to our blog since 2012, we’ve given it an overhaul. More >
The Congressman stuck both index fingers down into his cowboy boot and yanked it up under his pant leg, getting ready for another day at the office. More >