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Support the Future of History


Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate partners.

who we are

The White House Historical Association was founded in 1961 out of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s efforts to transform the house into a historical museum. In just over a year, Mrs. Kennedy – with the support of a few prominent individuals — turned The Executive Mansion into a showcase of American artwork and craftsmanship. We continue to promote Mrs. Kennedy’s vision for the “people’s house,” and provide the funds to protect its objects, preserve its interiors, and ensure public access to its living history.

To provide these funds we rely entirely on private donations — the White House does not allot public money to pay for its own historic preservation.

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy

We continue to promote Mrs. Kennedy's vision for the People's House, and provide the funds to protect its objects, preserve its interiors, and ensure public access to its living history.

North Portico, 1974


What’s the connection between a 200-year-old tea box and a 12 terabyte image database? They’re both part of the Association’s mission to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of the Executive Mansion.

what we do, continued...

We’ve funded the acquisition of important objects and extensive interior renovations to the house itself; digitized over 215 years of historical images; and even formed an educational partnership with the Washington Nationals.

Sales of our Official White House Ornament and gifts from a select group of generous donors have funded our efforts thus far, but as these resources plateau, our Premiere Giving members will play a critical role in securing the future of this important work.

Green Room, Theodore Roosevelt Administration
Green Room, John F. Kennedy Administration

who you are

You are an organization that shares our sense of duty and commitment to preserving the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion. You are dedicated to supporting and stewarding our unique national heritage, and are willing to become a valued partner in our preservation efforts by providing critical funding for our mission-driven work. When your organization supports the Association through donations and event sponsorships, you will also receive a number of exclusive benefits which we’ve shared in our ‘How You Can Help’ section.

An event held at historic Decatur House

how we do it

  • Protect

    We fund the acquisition and protection of historically significant artwork, furniture, china, and other household items for the White House’s permanent collection.

  • Preserve

    We assist in the preservation and periodic renovation of White House interiors, and commission the official portraits of both the President and the First Lady.

  • Provide

    We provide meaningful connection to the White House through our publications, educational programs, digital image library, exhibits, and the White House Visitor Center.


Since the beginning, we’ve relied exclusively on the generosity of the American people to fund our efforts to protect, preserve, and provide public access the “people’s house.”

We do not accept government funding of any kind.

  • Member Benefits

    As our thank-you, all Corporate donors receive:
    • Invitations to signature events, exhibition openings, and programs
    • Name recognition on the Association’s donor wall display, Annual Report, and website
    • The opportunity to participate in custom-designed, private tours of the President’s Neighborhood
    • A guided tour at the White House Visitor Center
    • A complimentary one-year subscription to the Association’s award-winning journal, White House History
    • A discount on rentals at historic Decatur House


If you, like Mrs. Kennedy’s very first supporters, believe that White House history is worth preserving, take a moment to become a part of that history by donating. For more information on corporate giving, please contact Rhett Wilson, Vice President of Development, at