The National Symphony Orchestra performed at D.A.R. Constitution Hall prior to the opening of the Kennedy Center. Read about President Kennedy's connection to the Orchestra and see an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on November 22nd, 1963.
Before the Watergate scandal, these steps were used for grand arrivals of dignitaries and heads of state and for summer music concerts. Learn how the steps near the Lincoln Memorial were put to good use before jets flew over them.