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On February 14, 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy invited the American public into the White House via a tour broadcast on CBS with correspondent Charles Collingwood. A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy showcased the First Lady’s groundbreaking restoration of the Executive Mansion. A record 56 million viewers tuned in to see and hear the First Lady guide them through the public rooms of the White House. To help fulfill her vision for a White House that would be a pride of place for Americans, the White House Historical Association established in 1961. The White House Historical Association continues to work in partnership with Presidents and First Ladies in the preservation of “the People’s House.” Join us as James Wagner, Exhibits Specialist at the John F. Kennedy Library, guides us through this historic tour while we discover more about Mrs. Kennedy and the legacy she created at the White House. Join us, at our new time, 6:00 pm ET on February 16!

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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