December 6, 2021

Category: Washington D.C.

The U.S. Capitol

In 1791, President George Washington selected land ceded by Maryland and situated along the bank of the Potowmac River (now called the Potomac) to be the new home for the seat of the United States government. At the time the area was largely made up of waterways, forests and farm

The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the United States’ oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world. It began with a collection of 728 books and three maps and has grown into a library of over 170 million items covering almost every discipline of knowledge imaginable. Its collections