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The White House Historical Association is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with a mission to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion.

Become a part of history

The funds to help protect the Executive Mansion’s collection, preserve its interiors, and ensure public access to its living history are extensively supported by donations to the White House Historical Association. Learn more about us.


Educational Resources

Discover and share the rich history of the White House through our K-12 education resources, programs, and partnerships. These offerings cover a wide range of topics throughout United States history. Want to get updates and new K-12 education resources and programs? Sign up for our Education E-Newsletter below.

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iCivics Game

This interactive game, created in partnership with iCivics, allows players to serve as a presidential advisor during a major decision point in three different presidencies. The game is available in English and Spanish!

Learning Videos

Discover White House history through these video resources that provide compelling visual narratives of the Executive Mansion.

Classroom Resource Packets

Adaptable to any twenty-first century classroom, these ready-to-use materials highlight resources from our Digital Library.

The White House 1600 Sessions

The White House 1600 Sessions is a podcast that explores the history, untold stories, and personal accounts of America’s most iconic residence and office – The White House. Through conversations with historians and eyewitnesses to history, we open the doors to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Shop Official White House Christmas Ornaments, award-winning books and journals, seasonal items, and more. Your purchases help fund our work as a nonprofit and support our mission to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the history of the White House.

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