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This photograph, taken on February 24, 1972, shows President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon visiting the Great Wall of China. President Nixon visited the People's Republic of China to normalize relations with the communist country. This was the first time a sitting American president visited China. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.

Courtesy of Henry & Carole Haller and Family

The White House Historical Association's 2024 series White House History with Margaret Brennan will feature several conversations dealing with various topics about diplomacy and the White House.

The second event will take place on June 26, 2024, and will explore “The President Abroad." The panel will converse about presidential travel, how government agencies and departments work to coordinate and plan diplomatic events, and the role the press plays in covering and detailing these trips.

Speakers include Margaret Brennan, moderator of Face the Nation; Joseph Hagin, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff; and Capricia Penavic Marshall, former United States Chief of Protocol and Partner, FGS Global.