The museum is one of the most interesting and ambitious projects in Rivet City. Started a generation ago by Abraham Washington's parents, the project is maintained singlehandedly through his will and efforts. Washington dedicated his life to the preservation of historical knowledge about the United States of America and various artifacts related to the once mighty nation. His proudest exhibits are the Constitution of the United States, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, though the most striking is an intact P-51 Mustang suspended from the ceiling. While the respect for history is admirable, Washington lacks the necessary scientific regimen to properly reconstruct events and ends up with a misinformed version of history which he passes on to visitors.
The entrance to the museum leads to a walkway above the room, which has two staircases leading to the main floor. The museum is contained inside a large chamber on the midship deck, with a smaller room adjacent to it acting as Washington's private quarters. The centerpiece of the room is the large fighter suspended from the ceiling, with salvaged neo-classicist columns and other historical artifacts surrounding it. The proudest collection of memorabilia is displayed on the southern wall, where Washington's collection of historical documents is displayed in glass cases.
- * Optionally after Stealing Independence
The Capitol Preservation Society appears only in Fallout 3.
Behind the scenes
- The airplane attached to the ceiling of the Preservation Society is an exact representation of the P-51 Mustang fighter.
- The posters that are on the walls here are also some of the loading screens.
- Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.59: "Abraham Washington
Washington, 45, continues the work started by his parents, who were just as passionate about preserving their heritage as residents of the nation's capital. He's a virtual shut-in at his Capitol Preservation Society. Abraham is one of those classic social outcasts who talks to himself all the time. He has almost no social skills and has a deeper emotional connection to his historical objects than he does to any human being. He requests that you help him locate some documents in Miscellaneous Quest: Stealing Independence."
(Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)