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Join us on Thursday, February 2, at our new time 6:00 pm ET to get an insider’s look into special occasions hosted by first families at the White House: from the Kennedys to the Trumps! Jennifer Pickens, provides details of these decadent events by sharing knowledge from her book “Entertaining at the White House: Decades of Presidential Traditions.” This unique historical account documents 60 years of entertaining traditions at the White House, along with personal accounts of first couples at the White House! Stories from First Ladies, White House Staff, and reporters are weaved throughout this book, with over 400 photographs of special occasions! “Entertaining at the White House” also highlights performers throughout White House history, including the iconic Bob Hope!

History Happy Hour is a biweekly virtual program hosted by the White House Historical Association. Join us as experts weigh in on a variety of historical topics, share their insights, answer audience questions, and enjoy presidential-inspired libations.

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