In 1783, the United States government (e.g., Continental Congress) passed a resolution accepting a portrait of Bernardo de Gálvez as a gift from Oliver Pollock to the American people. The government of the United States at the time was under the Articles of Confederation, and the current U.S. Capitol Building was years away from being built. Still, Congress had resolved to hang a portrait of Galvez in “the room in which Congress meets.” In 2014, Dr. Teresa Valcarce-Graciani, persuaded several members of Congress to finally fulfill 1783 resolution. Dr. Valcarce-Graciani requested SAR and DAR in generating support to have the portrait hung in the halls of Congress. Both organizations agreed to support her in accomplishing the goal of having a replica hung in the U.S. Capitol Building. On December 9, 2014 the portrait was unveiled in the Foreign Relations Meeting Room. Click here to view and download details.