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.

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Jazz on Jackson Place / 2014 Season

Jazz on Jackson Place is back for its 8th season, bringing live music to the Decatur House courtyard. Noted as an "Editor's Pick" in the Washington Post’s Going Out Guide, JAZZ ON JACKSON PLACE has grown in popularity since its start, and has become a widely anticipated summer event! Ticketed admission price, either as a full-season package or by individual event, includes great music, tasty hors d’oeuvres and libations by premiere local caterers, and guided tours of historic Decatur House. Join us beginning Thursday, May 1st!


›  May 18, 2014  »  Diplomatic History Open House at Decatur House
Diplomatic History Open House at Decatur House

Sunday, May 18

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The White House Historical Association invites you to a Diplomatic History Open House at Decatur House on Sunday, May 18th, 2014. Hosted at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History, this event is free and open to the public and will feature self-guided tours of the historic Decatur House, whose former occupants include foreign ministers from France, Russia, and Great Britain, several secretaries of state and ambassadors. A special exhibit about the former residents of Decatur House and diplomacy in the White House neighborhood will be on display. Visitors will also be able to participate in crafts, trivia and other family-friendly activities. More information coming soon!

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

PAST EVENTS  ›  2014

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