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February 16, 1995

Press Preview at Library of Congress for Exhibition on U.S. Capitol

WHAT: Press preview of "Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation," a new exhibition that traces the development and evolution of the Capitol during the last 200 years. Included are newly commissioned models of the building representing different phases of its history, as well as some 200 original prints, drawings and documents drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress, the Architect of the Capitol, and several other national institutions.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Madison Hall and Madison Gallery, first floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., SE

WHO: Irene Burnham, Interpretive Programs Officer for the Library of Congress; Pamela Scott, architectural historian and guest curator of the exhibition; Martha Hopkins, exhibit coordinator; C. Ford Peatross, Curator of Architecture, Design and Engineering Collections at the Library of Congress; Barbara Wolanin, Curator of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol; and William Allen, Architectural Historian of the U.S. Capitol.

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PR 95-027
ISSN 0731-3527

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