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Review for U.S. Capitol Historical Society, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Capitol Historical Society plays a vital role in our democracy by vividly helping us remember the past. Two recent events show this: 1) on the new restorations of works of Constantino Brumidi & 2) the 90th Anniversary of the Joint Committee on Taxation.

First, Brumidi. In these days of refugees and revolutions, how familiar is the very American story of Constantino Brumidi? The USCHS organized an event at his grave near Catholic University last summer and most recently a splendid evening update by the experts in the scientific and artistic processses to remove up to 12 layers and restore these frescoes to their past glory!

As for them 90th Anniversary of the Joint Committee on Taxation - the panel discussion on legislative histories may sound like a snoozer until you hear the men and women who made much of that history bring it alive with their stories of how we got to where we are and the juicy social and economic contexts and anecdotes.

Yes, Santayana was right, "Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it."

The USCHS won't let that happen!

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