White House Historical Association
Rufus Porter 1824 painting of The White House

Rufus Porter, The President’s House, c. 1824.

The White House Historical Association is celebrating 50 years of interpreting the White House for the American people with year-long programs, publications, and events. Find out how you can celebrate with us.

Rufus Porter painting of The President's House 1817

Something of Splendor

This exhibition of decorative arts from the White House was on view at the Renwick on 2012.

President Kennedy and Sander Vanocur at the press conference following the Bay of Pigs

The Kennedy White House and the Press

The 20ll Heritage Lecture featured a panel of reporters who covered President Kennedy. Watch the video

Peter Waddell's painting of the White House Tiffany glass screen

An Artist Visits the White House Past

Peter Waddell's paintings are on view at the White House Visitor Center. Visit, or explore the paintings online