Summer 2013 Teacher Institute

North Front of the President's House, c. 1800, by Samuel Blodget, Jr. The White House

There are so many reasons to teach about the White House! This teacher institute will provide a basic overview of the functions of the White House as a home, office, museum, and national symbol. Using primary source documents, teachers will explore several ways that the White House can be utilized in the classroom. Join us this summer to learn about the resources and programs available at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History, operated by the White House Historical Association, and at the White House Visitor Center, operated by the National Park Service. Learn about the White House collection and role as a museum with White House curator Bill Allman and hear stories about the First Families at home in the White House from former White House curator Betty Monkman.



By registering, you are agreeing to participate in this teacher institute. Spaces may fill up quickly and a waiting list will be created in the event of any cancellations. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any questions, please:

The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History is an education and research institute on Lafayette Square. It is located at Decatur House, a historic site owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by the White House Historical Association. The Center hosts programs for students, scholars and the general public on the history of the White House and the President's Neighborhood. The Center provides a home for the association within view of the White House, where it shares its activities and scholarship with varied audiences.


This event was held:

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Free and open to all teachers, grades K-12. Lunch will be provided. Registration Required. Registration Deadline: July 22


David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House

Address: 1610 H Street, NW

Nearby parking garages: 1610 I Street NW, 1625 I Street NW, 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Nearest Metro stops: Farragut West and McPherson Square on the Blue/Orange Line, and Farragut North on the Red Line