Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, Opens Nov. 5, 2016, in San Francisco

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, the Chinese Historical Society Museum reopens and presents a landmark exhibition: Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.     Forbidden Citizens Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress – A Legislative History On Saturday, November 5, the oldest museum dedicated to the Chinese American experience re-opens after a summer of renovation with the most … Read more

Let it snow….

Ella Fitzgerald – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

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Speaker’s Lobby (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Speaker’s Lobby In the House chamber, the door to the Speaker’s left and another to the Speaker’s right provide access to the Speaker’s Lobby. After the House moved to the new south wing of the Capitol in 1857, the Speaker’s Office occupied space behind the … Read more

Mace (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Mace     Symbolism in the House Chamber     The mace is the symbol of authority of the House of Representatives. The mace is 46 inches high and consists of 13 thin ebony rods representing the original 13 states of the union. The rods … Read more

“The seven stages of the office seeker”

“The seven stages of the office seeker,” by Edward Williams Clay (artist) and John Childs (lithographer). Image and text from the Library of Congress: A satire on patronage and corruption in New York State politics, based on the medieval theme, perpetuated in American folk art, of the “life and ages of man.” Here the seven … Read more