HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has launched a video series that highlights Connecticut's historical connections to various places and objects throughout the United States Capitol.
Murphy says Connecticut has had a huge impact on the architecture, art and structure of Washington, D.C. He says the video series will enable people in the state to get a close look at the buildings and learn about Connecticut's significant impact on the national landmark.
The first video released in the series features a set of four revolutionary paintings commissioned in 1817 by Congress from Connecticut painter, diplomat and architect, John Trumbull.
The historic paintings are featured prominently in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. They include: Declaration of Independence, Surrender of General Burgoyne, Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, and General George Washington Resigning his Commission.
Online: Video of Connecticut in the Capitol: http://bit.ly/K9GihS