On January 1, 2010, the White House Historical Association established The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House, a research and educational institute housed at a National Trust for Historic Preservation site. Currently, the center provides ongoing educational programs for students, teachers, scholars, and the general public on the history of the White House and the President's Neighborhood.  The center's future plans include a digital library, which will offer unparalleled opportunities for online research and distance learning; lecture programs for public audiences and scholarly symposia for academic audiences; tours for the general public on a scheduled basis; and open houses and family days on focused themes.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS  ›  

White House Historical Association Tours of Historic Decatur House

Mondays @ 11:00 a.m.  |  12:30 p.m.  |  2:00 p.m.


Decatur House Tours 2014

Explore the nearly 200-year-old history of Decatur House, its connections to the War of 1812, and its Slave Quarters, one of only a few remaining examples of slave quarters in an urban setting.

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Booksigning: The White House: Its Historic Furnishings & First Families by Betty Monkman

Thursday, December 4, 2014  |  11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Booksigning: The White House: Its Historic Furnishings & First Families by Betty Monkman

The White House Historical Association hosts Betty Monkman at the White House Visitor Center for a special booksigning celebrating the second edition of The White House: Its Historic Furnishings & First Families.

Free and open to the public.

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Music in the Harding White House

Sunday, December 7, 2014  |  2:00 p.m.


Music in the Harding White House

Join us for a special concert inspired by a 1923 concert at the Harding White House.

Tickets available for purchase online ($30).

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Images courtesy of The William J. Clinton Presidential Library



Booksigning: Away from the White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations, by Lawrence Knutson

Thursday, December 11, 2014  |  11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Booksigning: Away from the White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations by Lawrence Knutson

The White House Historical Association hosts Lawrence Knutson at the White House Visitor Center for a booksigning event celebrating his recent release Away from the White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations.

Free and open to the public.

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Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 14, 2014  |  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Holiday Open House

The White House Historical Association invites you to our 2014 Holiday Open House celebrating the holiday traditions of the White House and President Harding.

Free and open to the public.

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Image Courtesy of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library



Booksigning: A Sweet World of White House Desserts, by Roland Mesnier

Thursday, December 18, 2014  |  11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Booksigning: A Sweet World of White House Desserts by Roland Mesnier

The White House Historical Association hosts Roland Mesnier at the White House Visitor Center for a special booksigning celebrating his award-winning title A Sweet World of White House Desserts.

Free and open to the public.

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The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House
The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House
The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House
The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House
The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House
The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House
WHHA Events Calendar


PAST EVENTS  ›  2014

9/3 & 4 » America Under Fire Symposium

8/24 » War of 1812 › Open House

8/7 » Jazz on Jackson Place › Season Finale

7/29 & 8/12 » Star Spangled Summer Lectures

5/18 » Diplomatic History › Open House

4/3 » White House Piano › McPartland

3/6 » White House Piano › American Classics

2/8 » History and Heritage › Open House


PAST EVENTS  ›  2013

11/7 » White House Piano › Brubeck

10/3 » White House Piano › Ellington

8/28 » 100 Years of Activism › Lafayette Park

8/24 » War of 1812 › Open House

7/31 » The 2013 Teacher's Institute