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History Happy Hour: Lingering Lincoln—The History Behind the White House’s Most Famous Ghost

History Happy Hour is a weekly 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.

Many believe that the White House is haunted by a number of spirits, but one of the most famous apparitions is President Abraham Lincoln, who has befriended staff, residents, and visiting dignitaries. In this episode of History Happy Hour, join the staff of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History—Colleen Shogan, Matthew Costello, and Lina Mann—as they explore the history behind Lincoln's ghost and what these sightings tell us about American culture and the White House.