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A Space for Congresswomen

Within the U.S. Capitol—just off National Statuary Hall—resides the Lindy Claiborne Boggs Congressional Women's Reading Room. The room has two centuries of history and was named in honor of a Representative with a 50-year association with Congress. Today, it serves as a place for gathering, rest, and refreshment for female Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In this video, House Curator Farar Elliott recounts the history of the space.

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https://history.house.gov/Media?mediaID=41345