Discover the rich heritage of “the People’s House” and its central role in U.S. history since 1789. Explore the House's unique story and the individuals who have shaped it. Browse collections, access historical data, view documents, and listen to interviews.

Whereas: Stories from the People’s House

August 11, 2022

Adele Fassett, Washington’s Trendsetting Woman Portraitist

The story of how the Appropriations Committee ended up two 19th-century portraits of chairs entwines itself with the career of the woman who created them, Adele Fassett.
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House History

Congressional Baseball Game 1956

The 1956 Congressional Baseball Game at Griffith Stadium was featured in the 1950's Department of Defense "Information & Education Sportsreel." The Republicans won the five inning game with a score of 8 to 7.
Source: National Archives Records Administration
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About The Offices

This site is a collaborative project between the Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House's Office of Art and Archives. The offices preserve, collect, and interpret the heritage of the U.S. House, serving as the institution’s memory and a resource for Members, staff, and the general public.