Events in the Capitol Honoring Rosa Parks

October 28, 2005
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  

October 28, 2005
6:15 p.m.

The viewing for Mrs. Rosa Parks in the United States Capitol Rotunda will be open to the public from 6 p.m. until midnight on Sunday, October 30, 2005, and from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Monday, October 31, 2005. The designated waiting area will be on the west side of the Capitol Reflecting Pool.

For the duration of the event, First Street between Constitution and Independence Avenues on the west side of the United States Capitol will be closed.

In order to prepare for this event, tours of the Capitol will be suspended on Saturday, October 29, 2005, and will resume at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2005. Visitors are encouraged to call 202-225-6827 for recorded information regarding the public viewing.

The United States Capitol Police urges everyone to bring as few items as possible in order to expedite security screening. Prohibited items include:

  • Bookbags, oversized bags, suitcases, or anything larger than a handbag
  • Any audio and/or video recording devices
  • Guns, knives, stunguns, ammunition, razors, box cutters, or other weapons
  • Mace, pepper spray, or any aerosol sprays
  • Cans and bottles
  • Food or beverages

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  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Jessica Gissubel
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer