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

May 16, 2022

The Commencement Stand-In

The Capitol Page School’s 1954 commencement ceremonies included an unexpected speaker. Listen to newly digitized audio recordings of this unusual graduation.
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House Collection

How the House Works Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of How the House Works, an exhibition in the Cannon House Office Building Basement Rotunda. Historic artifacts and documents illuminate the surprisingly diverse work that keeps the House of Representatives running.
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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.