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More than 200 years after the first cornerstone of the White House was laid, the Executive Mansion has become an internationally recognized symbol of the American presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Yet for many, the life and contributions of James Hoban, the Irish-born architect who designed the White House, remain a mystery waiting to be discovered.

Join Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association and author of James Hoban: Designer and Builder of the White House, and Fionnghuala O’Reilly, former Miss Universe Ireland, television correspondent, and founder of Space to Reach, for a special evening Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC, as they illuminate the story of James Hoban, the Irish architect of the White House.