US Capitol Historical Society

aka United States Capitol Historical Society   |   Washington, DC   |  www.uschs.org

Mission

USCHS is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3)organization chartered by Congress to educate the public about the Capitol and the Congress. It does this through programs that focus on landmark legislation that has shaped our nation, on the remarkable art in the Capitol that is based on uniquely American images, on the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Congress, and on other topics that help bring our history and government alive.

Ruling year info

1962

President & CEO

Hon. Jane L. Campbell

Main address

200 Maryland Ave NE Suite 400

Washington, DC 20002 USA

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EIN

52-0796820

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

History Museums (A54)

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Our programs

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We the People Constitution Tours

This tour and classroom program teaches Washington, D.C. public school 8th grade students and teachers about the Constitution and their city. The tour educates students about the first three articles of the Constitution by visiting the Capitol, the White House, the Supreme Court, the Lincoln Memorial, and finally the National Archives where students view the original documents, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, that they have spent the day discussing. Printed and on-line curriculum-based materials reinforce the tour lessons in the classroom, and a Challenge component involves schools actively in assessing the relevance of the Constitution.  
WTP is endorsed by D.C. Public Schools as one of its major social studies initiatives. DCPS teachers, administrators and students have advised in all aspects of the program. Since 2005, we have reached 7,158 students and teachers from more than 30 public and charter schools. One teacher said: “The tours have literally made D.C. a school without walls for me and my students.”

 USCHS is the coordinating partner in a consortium of organizations that includes the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Park Service, the White House Historical Association, the Federal Courts, the Center for Civic Education, Children’s Concierge and Old Town Trolley Tours.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

USCHS’s Capitol Fellowship program is the only established graduate fellowship in the United States devoted solely to supporting research and publication on the art and architecture of the Capitol. The Society’s Historian, along with the Curator of the Architect of the Capitol, oversee doctorate and post-doctorate Capitol Fellows (over 60 to date) whose research becomes a permanent historic record in the Capitol archives and is shared with the public through lectures and conferences.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Society’s symposia focus on the foundations and institutions of our nation’s representative democracy. These acclaimed annual conferences and published proceedings enable distinguished as well as emerging scholars to share academic research that illuminates the essence of the American experience and involves the public in revisiting the values that formed our nation. The current History of Congress series, The National Capitol in a Nation Divided, examines the Capitol and the federal city before, during and in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Where we work

Awards

One of the Best Charities of 2010-2011 2010

Catalogue for Philanthropy

National Humanities Medal 2004

National Endowment for the Humanities

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The objects and purposes of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society are to:

• encourage in the most comprehensive and enlightened manner an understanding by the American people of the founding, growth, and significance of the Capitol of the United States of America as the tangible symbol of their representative form of government;

• undertake research into the history of the Congress and the Capitol and to promote the discussion, publication, and dissemination of the results of such studies;

• foster and increase an informed patriotism of the land in the study of this living memorial to the founders of this Nation and the continuing thread of principles as exemplified by their successors; and

• mutually cooperate with the standing committees of the Congress, the Library of Congress, the Architect of the Capitol, and relevant departments and agencies of the executive branch of the Federal Government in furthering the objectives of the corporation.

• Regular webinars that feature renowned historians, scholars, and industry experts who help teach the history of our nation and the issues that impact our democracy.

• Walking tours of the U.S. Capitol that feature trained guides teaching the history of the structure and its employees, Congress and its staffs, Washington, D.C., and the cultural touchpoints that shape each.

• This year, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, White House Historical Association, and Supreme Court Historical Society hosted the “Three Branches Institute,” a three-day virtual workshop that provided teachers from across the country with historical stories, connections, and resources about the three branches of government.

• An example of our online materials includes the “We the People Constitution Tour Hub”: a new virtual teaching resource where educators can find digital learning tools from the National Archives, the National Parks Service, the White House Historical Association, the Supreme Court Historical Society, the Capitol Visitors Center, and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, all in one place.

• This year, we helped produce a new open educational resource: the play, “Beautiful Agitators,” the true story of a civil rights-era beauty shop owner from Mississippi. This play, and the accompanying lesson plans, will help young people learn about our nation’s struggle to achieve equality.

• Each year we host the Freedom Award to honor at least one individual whose contributions to our society help strengthen our understanding of, and belief in, American democracy.

• This year we will host a symposium for historians and scholars to discuss the state of our national economy, its current distribution of wealth, and the historical context of each.

• Beginning this year, we will undertake an oral history project in which we’ll document the stories of those impacted by the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to ensure its facts and lessons are never lost to time.

We continue to achieve our strategic goals through the addition of seasoned professionals to our staff, a competitive paid-internship program, a large group of dedicated volunteers, work with organizations that share our values, and the guidance and support of a board of industry experts and leaders.

Our 2020 Annual Report can be found here: https://uschs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/USCHS-Annual-Report-for-FY20.pdf

Financials

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US Capitol Historical Society

Board of directors
as of 08/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Donald Carlson

PricewaterhouseCooper

David Regan

Nat'l Automobile Dealers Assn.

Robert Schwengel

Cardiovascular Associates

Mark Hopkins

TCMH Holdings

Donald Carlson

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dontai Smalls

UPS

Marc Cadin

Finseca

The Hon. Jane Campbell

U.S. Capitol Historical Society

Jean Bordewich

The William and Flora Hewitt Foundation

Jeanne de Cervens

Transamerica

Mary Moore Hamrick

Grant Thornton, LLP

Joseph Dooley

National Society of Sons of the American Revolution

Betsy Hawkings

Article One Advisors

Craig Purser

National Beer Wholesalers Association

Shannon McGahn

National Association of Realtors

Michael Quinn

Museum of the American Revolution

Lorraine Miller

Keller Williams Preferred Properties

Robert Rusbuldt

Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, INC

Anna Schneider

Volkswagen Group of America

James Thurber

American University

Jan Schoonmaker

Retired

Connie Tipton

Retired

Brigadier General Tim White

The Spectrum Group

Mark Tyndall

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

James Head

Williams Mullen

Joyce Meyer

American Council of Life Insurers

Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy & Associates

Neil Naraine

International Paper

Ashli Palmer

Peck Madigan Jones

Shawn Parry-Giles

University of Maryland

Alice Valder Curran

Hogan Lovells

Lee Dunn

Google

Ron Elving

NPR

Anthony Greenberg

JBG Smith

Organizational demographics

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Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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