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Looking for a Weekend Activity for the Kids?

Bring them to Congressional to learn in a unique setting! If your kids are interested in geology, analyze the different types of stones and how they weather. Biology?  Our headstones have fascinating clusters of biological staining, crusts, and lichen. Our site has many statues and memorials that would be inspiring to sketch for artistic prodigies. [...]

2019-07-26T11:02:37-04:00March 18th, 2015|

A Call for Arms

Though an elegant lady still honors the eternal resting place of Catherine J. Weller, her graceful arms outstretched to a cross have long retired to the basement of the gatehouse.  It is unclear how long the statue’s arms have been displaced, but evidence of previous failed repairs can be seen on the broken pieces.  [...]

2019-07-26T10:58:55-04:00January 28th, 2015|

Congressional Cemetery’s Not Kidding Around

Investigating the ever-present issue of invasive plant removal in a historic setting, the techniques of weed management, and the effects of these methods, the Association of the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery combined forces to conceive an innovative strategy that took into consideration the environmental, historical, and societal needs of the site. Approaches to invasive [...]

2019-07-26T09:24:58-04:00February 25th, 2014|

Decoding a Military Hero’s Memorial

Imagery on memorial artwork, especially in the 19th century, was a mode of artistically expressing symbolic meaning and would have been effortlessly understood and recognized by onlookers. With an enduring military history, starting at the age of sixteen and best known for his victory at the Battle of Plattsburg in 1814, Macomb was a well-respected [...]

2019-07-26T09:18:46-04:00January 28th, 2014|
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