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From The Blog

December 4, 2017

A Proper Symbol of Office

Wherever and whenever the U.S. House of Representatives meets, this historic artifact is there.

November 29, 2017

Edition for Educators—Trivia

This month’s edition for educators focuses on finding factoids about the history of the U.S. House of Representatives, using the History, Art & Archives website. The most basic information can sometimes be the hardest to find. Two hundred twenty-eight years of history and precedent produces plenty of unique and obscure trivia, and this blog presents a search for some of that trivia across our online resources.

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