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Nov 03, 2023 Washington, D.C.

The White House Historical Association held its biennial Gala at The Temple of Dendur in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Thursday, November 2. The evening opened with welcome remarks from First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

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The evening’s program was guided by television celebrity Al Roker and included performances by renowned mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves. Acclaimed journalist and co-host of 20/20 Deborah Roberts led a conversation on The White House in Television and Film with award-winning actors Michael Douglas and Martin Sheen.

The Gala is the premier fundraising event in support of the White House Historical Association, the non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization with a mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Executive Mansion. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy founded the organization in 1961 to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of the White House.

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About the White House Historical Association

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the nonprofit, nonpartisan White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $115 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.

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