2016 White House Christmas Ornament
the official 2016 White House Christmas Ornament honors President Herbert Hoover and is inspired by the fire trucks that responded to the 1929 Christmas Eve fire at the White House.
The executive office is on fire!
the white house west wing fire of 1929
On Christmas Eve 1929 the White House experienced its most powerful fire since the British torched the Executive Mansion 115 years earlier.
the story of the white house west wing fire of 1929 is a small part of the history of the Executive Mansion, but played a large part in shaping the building. Our 2016 White House Ornament is modeled after the fire trucks that responded to that blaze and the toys given by the Hoovers to children in remembrance the following year.
Since 1981, the White House Historical Association has had the privilege of designing the Official White House Christmas Ornament. These unique ornaments have become part of a holiday tradition for millions of Americans. Continue your collection, or start a new one today, with the Official 2016 White House Christmas Ornament.