The Irish Architect and the Scottish Stonemasons
The 1600 Sessions
A White House of Stone
The 1600 Sessions
Building the President's House
James Hoban was selected to build the White House by President George Washington
Podcast James Hoban, Designer and Builder of the White House
James Hoban came from humble beginnings as a young carpenter and architect in Ireland, and went on to collaborate with...
Collection The White House Behind the Scenes
While the presidency is often in the eye of the public, those who ensure operations at the White House run...
Podcast White House Transitions
The transfer of power from one administration to the next is a hallmark of American democracy, but it hasn’t al...
Podcast Wine and the White House
Wine has a long and important history in the White House, playing a unique role in entertaining, public ceremonies, and...
Collection Decorative Arts in the White House
Many people approach the decor of their homes as a reflection of oneself. But what happens when a home's interior...
Collection The 2020 White House Christmas Ornament
Every year since 1981, the White House Historical Association has had the privilege of designing the Official White House Christmas Ornament....
Podcast The Decorator-In-Chief
Every administration brings their own personality to the White House, particularly when it comes to the look and feel of...
Podcast Special Episode: Reflections on the First 49 Episodes
For the past four years, the monthly 1600 Sessions podcast has told the story of the White House through conversations with...
Podcast St. John’s, the Church of the Presidents
Since the James Madison presidency, St. John’s Church has been an important part of the life of Lafayette Square an...
Podcast Saluting Our National History Day Award Winner
Each year, the National History Day Contest encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical...
Podcast The First White House Guidebook: Mrs. Kennedy, National Geographic, and the White House Historical Association
The first White House guidebook was published in 1962 as a collaboration between First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the new White House...