In recognition of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 on display in Exhibition Hall, the Capitol Visitor Center presents this day-long menu of activities.
The ACHP is pleased to make you aware of an event at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in Washington, D.C., on September 23. The “Preservation Day” event for the general public, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature interpreters using artifacts to demonstrate preservation efforts within the Capitol, a tour of the Brumidi Corridors, and a talk on a 19th century congressionally funded expedition to preserve historic plants. Speakers will include Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers (10 a.m.), followed by ACHP Expert Member and former Director of the National Park Service Robert G. Stanton (10:15 a.m.). The ACHP will have a presence next to a display featuring the National Historic Preservation Act. Admission is free, and all guests are welcome. The Capitol Visitor Center, the main entrance to the U.S. Capitol, is located beneath the East Front plaza of the U.S. Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street.