The Capitol Dome

2017 Dome 54.1

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NON PROFIT ORG U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 9690 WASHINGTON, DC 200 Maryland Ave., NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 543-8919 (800) 887-9318 e-mail: Volunteer Appreciation Program Features Farar Elliott On Thursday, 2 February 2017, the United States Capitol Historical Society hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Event in the Capitol. The educational program featured a talk from Farar Elliott, curator of the House of Representatives. More than 70 recurring USCHS volunteers came out to cel- ebrate the work that had been done with their help. Society President Ronald Sarasin and Chairman Donald Carlson both gave remarks expressing their gratitude. Elliott's talk, entitled "The Bear Garden," focused on the contrast between the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of the House of Representatives during the nineteenth century and the artifacts of the same period. While Members of the time could be brash and vulgar, the everyday items used in the House chamber evoked the lofty ideals woven into the fabric of our government. From left, Ron Wise, Dee Hoffman, Paul Mazzuca, Aron McMillan, and James Olander listen to Elliott's presentation. Farar Elliott Check out The Capitol Dome online! Find our online edition at BOTH: K ATIE GARLOCK/PORTR AITIONS

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