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Recorded History of the U.S. Congress

U.S. Senate Chamber, 1873

U.S. Senate Chamber, 1873

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Sunday, April 20, 2014

2014 marks the 225th anniversary of the first meeting of the U.S. Congress at Federal Hall in New York City. As part of the annual meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government, past and present House and Senate historians came together to discuss the state of congressional history. They explored current projects to retrieve old records from individual members of Congress as well as the many differences between the first Congress and Congress today. 

Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:52am (ET)

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