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

September 13, 2022

National History Day 2023: “Frontiers”

As students prepare to participate in this year’s National History Day (NHD), the History, Art & Archives team has compiled topics and resources to inspire and assist aspiring researchers.
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Oral History

First Latina Elected to Congress

The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen recalls how she learned she made history as the first Hispanic woman elected to Congress.
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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.