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Feb 25, 2020 Washington, D.C.

The White House Historical Association has just announced a first-ever collaboration with Brooks Brothers and a new accessories collection online and in its stores beginning today, February 25. The exclusive collection features the Truman Presidential Seal and includes red, blue and navy ties; a red double-sided bow tie; a blue double-sided bow tie; and navy bow tie; along with a multicolored pocket square. Dubbed the Presidential Collection, all items in the range are 100% silk and are crafted in the United States.

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The Truman Presidential Seal was established in 1945 when President Harry S. Truman issued an Executive Order which officially defined the Presidential Coat of Arms and Seal for the first time. An eagle’s head, which originally faced right toward a bundle of thirteen arrows held in its talons, was turned to face left toward the olive branch it held, symbolizing peace.

Brooks Brothers, established in 1818, is America’s oldest retail brand and has the unique distinction of serving forty American Presidents since its founding.

Items in this collection can be purchased online at shop.whitehousehistory.org or in these retail locations:

White House History Shop

1610 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20006

White House Visitor Center

1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20230

Items in this collection vary in price ranging from $55-$89.50.

The White House Historical Association will continue its partnership with Brooks Brothers with additional exclusive collections introduced later this year.

For more information, please contact press@whha.org.

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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 $50 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.

To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit WhiteHouseHistory.org.

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