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 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...
Podcast White House History with David Rubenstein: Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood
The institution of slavery and the stories of enslaved people have always been a part of the fabric of White...
Podcast Recipes from the President’s Ranch
When you’re cooking for the president and first family, your meals and recipes become a part of history. In th...
Collection Art in the White House
The collection of fine art at the White House has evolved and grown over time. The collection began with mostly...
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 Intrepid Innovation
The computer, the car, space travel. These technologies, while seemingly old hat now, are examples of monumental technological advancement. Even...
Podcast Women’s Suffrage and the White House
This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the culmination of the suffragists' fight to secure the right to...
Podcast Researching Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood
The White House is a symbol of freedom and democracy, but from its very conception it had a paradoxical relationship...
Collection First Children
What was it like to grow up in a home where some of the most important political decisions are being...
Collection Protest at the People's House
For more than a century, thousands of Americans have gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House to exercise...
Podcast The Kennedy Center: A Living Memorial
After President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy wanted her husband to be remembered through a national cu...