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Sep 29, 2017 Washington, D.C. —
The White House Historical Association is pleased to offer the 2017 Official White House Ornament honoring the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served as the thirty-second president of the United States from 1933 to 1945.
***Other ideal gifts for the holiday season include books, a subscription to the WHHA quarterly magazine, ornaments, holiday items, women’s jewelry, men’s jewelry, silk scarves, neck ties, accessories, items for the office, home décor, stationery, items for kids, fine art, and items from the Anna Weatherly, Ann Hand, and 1600 Collections. ***
Official White House Ornament
The White House ornament design features 24k gold-plated brass and includes elements unique to the life and legacy of President Roosevelt and his remarkable journey to restore the faith of the American people, including:
- The eagle cartouche emblazoned on the speaker’s stand at President Roosevelt’s first inauguration
- Two flags with forty-eight stars each, representing the number of states in the union during Roosevelt’s four terms
- The shape of a tabletop radio – similar to those many Americans used to listen to the president’s reassuring Fireside Chats
- Roosevelt’s beloved Fala, pictured on the back of the ornament, sitting next to a festive Christmas tree and presents
- A white leaf motif accenting the ornament edges, based on exterior stone molding that adorns the White House north entrance
- Four stars representing Roosevelt’s historic four terms as president
- A chevron border recalling the design of a card case the President carried while serving in office
Cost: $20.95, Purchase here
Additional New Gift Items Include:
The White House: An Historic Guide, 24th Edition
This edition offers an intimate room-by-room tour of the interior of the house, with photographs and descriptions. New to this edition are images of the West Wing, the White House House Theatre opened to the public for the first time by Mrs. Trump, and the East and West Garden Rooms.
Cost: $18.95, Purchase here
Music at the White House: From the 18th to the 21st Centuries
Award-winning author and musicologist Elise Kirk details the musical ceremonies and performances at the White House as well as musical interests of the presidents and their families. In her foreword, acclaimed American soprano Jessye Norman explains, "For more than two centuries, music has been understood as an integral part of the myriad-cultured educated life of our presidents and their families.”
Cost: $75.00, Purchase here
Titelist Pro Golf Balls
Presidents from Taft to Trump have played golf, with President Eisenhower installing a putting green on the White House lawn.
This set of a dozen Titelist Pro V1 golf balls come packaged in a custom box depicting the North Lawn and North Portico of the White House. Each golf ball features the White House Historical Association logo.
Cost: $75.00, Purchase here
White House Egg Pendants
These exquisite pendants are inspired by part of the State Dining Room ensemble and open to reveal a masterfully detailed miniature White House with American flag. Each egg comes with a 24-karat gold vermeil stand.
Cost: $195 each
Purchase the Blue pendant here
Purchase the Emerald pendant here
Purchase the Red pendant here
Ann Hand Frames
This stunning collection of miniature frames by Ann Hand, one of America’s most prominent jewelry designers, is inspired by a frame once belonging to George Washington and architectural features inside the White House. Each frame is adorned with crystals and enameling.
Cost: $150.00 each
Purchase the Eagle frame here
Purchase the Oval frame here
Purchase the square frame here
For more information about these and other gift items, or to make a purchase, please visit Shop.WhiteHouseHistory.org, the White House History Shop at 1610 H Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006 or the White House Visitor Center at 1450 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006.
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.