Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Heard: The Emancipation of Women Hall

Recently, I overheard a delightful comment made by a lovely, young intern who was giving a group of constituents a tour of the Capitol and the Capitol Visitor's Center.  The intern stated,  "yes, this is Emancipation Hall - it was named in honor of when women were given the right to vote.  And the statue there is a replica of the one on top of the dome - it was the inspiration for the Statue of Liberty."   

Seriously, if you don't know, please don't make-up your own version of history.  Chances are that some eight-year-old in your tour group has learned enough history by fourth grade to correct you.

Moral of the story:  Interns, please brush up on your Capitol tour knowledge.  The blog has posted far too many mistakes in the past few weeks.