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History Happy Hour: From Winterthur to the White House - Jacqueline Kennedy and H. F. du Pont

In 1961, an unusual partnership was formed when Jacqueline Kennedy appointed a reserved octogenarian collector from Delaware, Henry Francis du Pont, to lead her project to restore the White House interiors. Together, they transformed the White House from a public residence into a museum. Along the way, they engaged with some of the most celebrated interior designers of the 20th century. Elaine Rice Bachmann returns to History Happy Hour to share more!

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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