The Jefferson Memorial
The 3rd President Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) Va. pen a kingiamkhiat mahmah mi khat hi a, laigelh siam minthang mahmah khat ahihi. A memorial inn sungah ama laigelhna sung a kammal hoih nonote kiciamteh zihziah hi. Ama thu tawh kisai a tomin hih bangin in kigelh hi. “Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia”.
Albemarle County, Virginia state sung ateeng mi citheite mihau nupa sungpan piang hi a, a neulai a kipan sang kah in college zong zomsuak pahhi. Music siam, sakol tungtuan siam, limsuaih siam, lai zong siam, a gelh zong siam, ganan zong siam, upadi pilna zong siam in na khempeuh kiva hi. Mi tawh kiho dan zong siam a, mite makaih zong ki-va mahmah lailai in a neu a lian in it thei mahmah uhhi. Frenchte kiang pan Louisiana State lei ding vaii kikupna ah amah api ding pen hi a, ama ngaihsut siamna hang mahin America gam pen tangzaisak semsem in va-angh nei sak semsem hi.
A memorial hall sung a, ama lim kiseek pen akisam van kicin lohna hangin man zok theilo in a hall aman khit kum li khit takteh a sungah kikoih zo pan hi. A hall kilamna a mun pen ciknawng lak buan nawng lak vive ahih manin aleitang muanhuai peuhmah lo a, abulcin ding a lam ciangin siiklawng (steel cylinder)te a khuam (pile) danin kizangin leisungah 135’ ciang thuksukin kikhenh hi. Tua sungah cement concrete kisungin khuam tampi kiphut hi. Tua akiphut khuam tampite akibuptuah theihna dingin atungah khuam lukhu (pile cap) bawlin abulcin (foundation) kho tak a kibawl ahihi.
- Location Washington DC, West Potomac Park
- Area 18.36 acres
- Cornerstone laid on 15 November 1938
- Work started 15 December 1938
- Architect John Russel Pope;Eggers&Higgins
- Architectural Style Classical Revival
- Sculpor of statue Rudulph Evans
- Height of statue 19ft
- Visitation 2,312,726(2005)
- Governing body National Park Service
- Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
- Designated NMEM (Dedicated) April 13, 1943
Library of Congress
Hih Library tawh kisai thute Zo lai in kong gelh nawn kei a, a Manglai ngiat in kong suak sak zaw hi.
13 Facts about the Library of Congress:
1. This year (2008), the Library of Congress turns 208 years old.
2. The collection of the Library of Congress contains more than 130 million items, which includes materials in over 460 languages.
3. In 2007, the Library of Congress registered 526,378 claims to copyright.
4. The Library of Congress was established in 1800 by an act of Congress, and was begun with $5,000.
5. In 1814, the Library, which was then located in the Capitol Building, was destroyed when British troops burned the building and ran off with a bunch of the books.
6. The library was re-established in 1815 when Thomas Jefferson offered his personal collection of 6,487 books to Congress for that purpose. (Congress paid him $23,950 for the books.)
7. There have been thirteen Librarians of Congress to date. The current one is James Hadley Billington, who has held the position since 1987.
8. Ainsworth Rand Spofford (6th Librarian of Congress, 1864-1897) is the one responsible for the “copyright law of 1870″ which required copyright applicants to send two copies of their work to the Library. Among other results of this law was the urgent need for a new building as they ran out of space pretty quickly.
9. The Library of Congress doesn’t just collect books, they also have a large collection of films, maps, sheet music, manuscripts, and sound recordings
10. The Library offers webcasts and podcasts on their website. These include such topics as “American Heroines” and “Shakespeare’s Genealogies.”
11. The American Memory Collections, available on the Library of Congress website, include such things as: scans of An account of the proceedings on the trial of Susan B. Anthony, on the charge of illegal voting, at the presidential election in Nov. 1872, a Map of the Antietam Battlefield from the Civil War, and a film of Annie Oakley as filmed by Edison in 1894.
12. It is actually possible to hold your own event at the Library of Congress. They even have five venues for you to choose from. You can reserve the Mary Pickford Theater for a mere $2,500 + $600-$700 for support services overtime (if you are a 501(c)(3) Organization.)
13. The Library hosts many events for the public, including lectures, poetry readings, and film showings. One upcoming film is “Kitten with a Whip” (Universal, 1964).
The Library of Congress Website
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