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  ›  
»  Decatur House Tours  ›  June 17 - September 30, 2014
Decatur House Tours / June 17, - September 30, 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. Tuesdays & Fridays this summer.

»  TOUR INFO


»  War of 1812 Open House at Decatur House  ›  Sunday, August 24, 2014
Decatur House Open House / August 24, 2014

The White House Historical Association invites you to a War of 1812 Open House at Decatur House commemorating the 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington. Visitors will be able to take part in family-friendly activities including trivia, crafts, costumed photo ops and more!

»  OPEN HOUSE INFO


»  America Under Fire  ›  September 3 & 4, 2014
America Under Fire Symposium / September 3 & 4, 2014

The White House Historical Association, The United States Capitol Historical Society, and James Madison's Montpelier commemorate the bicentennial of the August 24, 1814 invasion and burning of the White House and United States Capitol with this two-day symposium.

»  SYMPOSIUM INFO



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

8/12 » Star Spangled Summer › Lecture

8/7 » Jazz on Jackson Place › Season Finale

7/29 » Star Spangled Summer › Lecture

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 » The War of 1812 › Open House

7/31 » The 2013 Teacher's Institute