Discover the rich heritage of “the People’s House” and its central role in U.S. history since 1789. Explore its unique story and the men and women who have shaped it. Browse its collections. Access historical data and other research resources.

Whereas: Stories from the People’s House

January 25, 2022

Classroom Ready: A New Prohibition Primary Source Set

Dive into America’s infamous dry period with our new primary source set on Prohibition, geared to teachers and students.
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Oral History

Writing the Opening Prayer for September 12th

Reverend Daniel Coughlin reflects on his inspiration for the opening prayer on September 12th.
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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.