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D.C. Dons Eclipse Glasses, Looks Skyward
 

Roll Call went people-watching for Monday’s solar eclipse, as hundreds of staffers, photographers and tourists took to the Capitol lawn and the National Mall to don their eclipse-viewing glasses and catch a glimpse at this rare astronomical event.

Looking for a Women’s History Museum on the Mall? So Are These Lawmakers
 

JFK Smithsonian Exhibit Now Open: McCain, Crowley and More Share Memories

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has a new photo gallery chronicling the life of John F. Kennedy, a few weeks before his 100th birthday on May 29. Several members of Congress attended a Tuesday night event to kick off the new exhibition — including Sen. John McCain, who recounted his experience with the former president as a young man.

Heard on the Hill This Week: Smithsonian’s Obama Documentary and a Super Bowl Wager
 

Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano attended a screening of Smithsonian Channel’s new Barack Obama documentary at the National Museum of American History. Watch for a brief look at the film, as well as tidbits about Rep. John Lewis’ losing Super Bowl bet, and Sen. John McCain’s mom’s 105th birthday.

Heard on the Hill This Week: National Gallery Wing Reopens and Maya Rudolph
 

Roll Call's Guide to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
 

Heard on the Hill This Week: African American History Museum and Rick Perry’s Dance Moves
 

Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano gives the rundown of what she heard on the Hill, from Rick Perry breaking out his dancing boots on “Dancing with the Stars” to getting a sneak peak of the African American History Museum, which opens to the public on Sept. 24.

Rocking the Natural History Museum

An aggregates industry trade group is celebrating passage of the highway bill at the Natural History Museum. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Lawmakers are invited to celebrate the nation’s infrastructure at the Natural History Museum on Wednesday.  

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, a mining group, is hosting a reception at the museum’s rotunda, followed by an tour of the rocks gallery at the museum.