National Statuary Hall Collection facts for kids

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Ronald Reagan statue in rotunda
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The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol is a collection of statues donated by individual states to honor people very important in their history. Originally set up in the old Hall of the House of Representatives, renamed National Statuary Hall, the expanding collection has since been spread throughout the Capitol.

With the addition of New Mexico's second statue in 2005, the collection is now complete with 100 statues by each 50 states. Alabama, Arizona, California, Iowa, Kansas, and Michigan each replaced one of their first two statues a few years after Congress authorized replacements. The most recent state to replace a statue was Arizona, which replaced its statue of John Campbell Greenway with one of Barry Goldwater in February 2015.

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