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Exploring our National Mall: Historian's Tour of the United States Capitol
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 10:00 AM
Lectures, Tours, Seminars
Transportation to this event is not provided, please contact the Village if you would like to travel to the Capitol with other Members. Nearest Metro: Capitol South.
Accessibility: The Capitol Visitor Center Office of Visitor Services provides an on-demand shuttle service for those with mobility issues from the southwest corner of Capitol Square at Independence Ave. and First St SW to the Capitol Visitor Center entrance. Please inquire about this service at 202-224-4048 if you need assistance from First St to the Visitor Center entrance. Please note that this tour involves walking and standing for extended periods, and that wheelchairs are offered by the Visitors Center, please advise in advance if the Village can make arrangements on your behalf.
Following the tour, there will be an optional lunch discussion at a Capitol complex cafeteria with our tour guide for those who are interested in extending their morning.
Please be aware that due to security procedures, latecomers cannot be accommodated but may join the general public in the next available scheduled tour.
"Exploring our National Mall" is a bi-monthly outing designed to offer nearby locations that are accessible to all. Venues may be familiar, but our private tours are designed to offer a new perspective. On alternate months, our "Rediscovering D.C." series travels further afield and may require transportation.
Due to capacity limitations, this event is limited to Village Members and one guest for single-person household Members.
Venue is fully ADA compliant.
Village Member and Tiber Island Resident Steve Livengood will lead Villagers and their guests on a VIP Historian’s Tour of the United States Capitol. Mr. Livengood is the Chief Guide of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, a private not-for-profit organization chartered by the United States Congress to develop enhanced experiences related to the history of the Capitol Building and the institutions that have been housed there. This experience will take place in the familiar public rooms, but your experience will be interpreted with historical background on the meaning of activities and artworks in the building as the unfolding of representative democracy. You will see familiar things from a deeper perspective.
Mr. Livengood began giving tours of the Capitol for his Member of Congress in 1965. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The American University (1968) and a Master of Arts in Recent U.S. History from Emory University (1973). He has worked in various capacities in the political and policy circles in Washington, culminating in his work for the Capitol Historical Society since 1994. He has been given the Tourism Industry Award by the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC for his work in promoting the interpretation of the Capitol building by professional city guides.