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Nov 08, 2019 Washington, D.C.

This month, the White House Historical Association is partnering with local paint and sip studio, ArtJamz, to host a paint night inspired by President Eisenhower entitled “Paint Like Ike.” In this guided class, attendees will recreate one of Eisenhower’s original paintings.

President Eisenhower took up the hobby of painting after World War II. He was inspired to paint after watching artist Thomas E. Stephens create a portrait of his wife, Mamie. By the time President Eisenhower entered the White House, painting was a central part of how he spent his free time. Read more about Eisenhower and his love of painting here.

Purchase tickets for “Paint Like Ike” here.


November 22, 2019; 7-9PM


ArtJamz Dupont Studio

1728 Connecticut Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20009

The Official 2019 White House Christmas Ornament, which honors President Eisenhower, will also be available for purchase at a discounted rate for class members.

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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 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

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