Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.


What is the Senate? / The People of the Senate

People of the Senate

What makes the U.S. Senate a unique governing body, and who are the more than 1,700 people who have served as its members? In the What is the Senate? exhibit visitors are introduced to the founding documents and values that form the Senate’s guiding principles. Rich multimedia displays tell the story of the Senate’s historical changes in size and location. Visitors can explore core concepts by navigating their personalized tablets that act as guides throughout a visitor’s experience. Visitors can easily sort and browse the biographies of every person who has served as a United States Senator in The People of the Senate.