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American Geosciences Institute Photography Exhibit – January 16 to 29, 2018

The American Geosciences Institute had its 15th annual nationwide Earth Science Week photography contest last fall. The theme was “Earth and Human Activity Here” and participants were encouraged to take photos representing how humans, individually and in groups, interact with the planet’s natural systems. USRC is happy to announce that the 25 winning photos, selected from hundreds […]

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School Performances at Union Station – December 2017

During the holiday season, there were two school concerts in Union Station in front of the beautiful Christmas tree. On December 15th, the Clarksburg High School Singers (Clarksburg, MD) gave a performance in the Main Hall. (Photo Credit: Rachel Kohli, USRC Capital Planning and Contracts Manager) The Thoreau Middle School Orchestra (Vienna, VA) performed in the […]

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Union Station Main Hall Roman Legionnaires to Be Restored!

USRC is pleased to announce that we received a DDOT Transportation Alternatives Program grant for the restoration of the Main Hall Roman Legionnaire statues. The grant will allow USRC to continue the momentum of the statuary preservation effort at Union Station after the success of the 2017 West Hall Legionnaires restoration project. We expect that […]

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21st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – A Smashing Success!

On November 29th, Union Station’s Main Hall was host to the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Thanks to the generosity of the Norwegian people, Union Station receives a lovely tree every year. This celebration has been ongoing for 21 years, similar to the Norwegian Christmas tree lighting in Trafalgar Square in London, England, which this […]

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21st Annual Union Station Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The holiday season is upon us once again. So, what better way to kick off the festivities than to attend the 21st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Union Station? When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm Where: Union Station Main Hall, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE Cost: Free In continuation of a 21-year […]

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Notice: Traffic Pattern Changes at Union Station

Due to ongoing construction, vehicular traffic cannot access the Union Station Parking Garage from Massachusetts Avenue NE (Columbus Circle). If using GPS, please input 101 H Street NE, which will take you directly to the parking garage’s main entrance east of North Capitol Street NW. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to return to […]

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Notice: November 16th Special Event at Union Station

On Thursday, November 16th, Union Station Special Events will be hosting an event that will require Taxi Dispatch to be relocated to H Street NE from 7:30am to 9:00pm. There will be signage in Union Station directing all persons requiring taxi service to H Street. The DC Streetcar signs can also be followed to Taxi […]

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Another Successful Atlas Obscura Tour of Union Station!

On November 5th, in collaboration with Atlas Obscura and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, USRC President and CEO Beverley Swaim-Staley and Archivist Sarah Mayersohn led a group of 25 people on another behind-the-scenes tour of Union Station. In addition to visiting the West, East, and Main Halls, the participants were taken to areas usually […]

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West Hall Roman Legionnaires Restored!

From October 23rd to November 1st, Materials Conservation Co., LLC restored the Roman Legionnaires in the West Hall. This important initiative was undertaken with funds received through the successful Cities crowdfunding campaign. USRC would like to once again thank all donors for their contributions, as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Heineken USA, […]

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Russian Disability Rights Advocates Tour Union Station

On November 1st, in collaboration with the Maryland Leningrad Sister State Committee and the Open World Leadership Program of the Library of Congress, USRC was honored to organize a tour of Union Station for a group of disability rights advocates visiting from St. Petersburg, Russia. The tour commenced in the station’s glorious Main Hall and […]

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