The Senate Through the Ages
A journey through the history of the United States Senate, exhibiting paintings, illustrations and photographs.
Capitol Scenes: 1900-1950
A collection of photographs depicting life in and around the U.S. Capitol during the first half of the 20th century.
World War II: The Senate and the Nation's Capital
During World War II, Washington, D.C. attracted civilians and military personnel who quickly transformed the nation’s capital from a sleepy town into a robust center of international politics and diplomacy. This exhibit honors the men and women who sacrificed so much to promote our national ideals of liberty and representative democracy.
A record number of women serve as U.S. Senators today. This exhibit features a few of the pioneers.
African American Senators
Hiram Revels became the first African American Senator in 1870, followed by Blanche K. Bruce five years later. Edward Brooke and Carol Moseley-Braun served in the 20th century.
Arthur E. Scott Collection
Arthur E. (Scotty) Scott, was a professional photographer in Washington, D.C. from 1934 to 1976, who captured on film many prominent people in American politics.