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Sep 01, 2017 Washington, D.C.

The White House Historical Association (WHHA), in partnership with the Washington Nationals, is pleased to offer those who become new association members in September, the following incentives: 

  •  Two tickets with early entry to Nationals Winterfest on Dec. 17, 11:30-4PM at the Washington Convention Center
  • A voucher for The White House in Gingerbread: Memories & Recipes by former White House Chef Roland Mesnier  ($39.95 Value)
  • The Official 2017 White House Christmas Ornament ($21.95 Value)
  • 10% off coupon to White House Historical Association gift shops

Nats Winterfest is held at the Washington Convention Center and features activities including clinics with Nationals players and coaches, a homerun derby featuring the Nationals mascots, make a snow fort, the steal home challenge, batting practice, hear a winter or baseball themed story read by a Nationals player, kids press conferences and more.

Members who sign up in September also receive a voucher for The White House in Gingerbread: Memories & Recipes by former White House Chef Roland Mesnier. In this memoir and cookbook, Roland Mesnier, executive pastry chef to five presidents, tells the story behind each of the holiday gingerbread houses he created for display in the White House State Dining Room. More than thirty of Chef Mesnier's White House favorite holiday recipes are featured, and the book includes forewords by First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who hired Chef Mesnier in 1979, and First Lady Laura Bush, who was in the White House when Chef Mesnier retired in 2004.

The voucher for this book may be redeemed at the White House Historical Association gift shops located in the White House Visitor's Center (1450 Pennsylvania Ave., NW) and Decatur Carriage House (1610 H St. NW).

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Members will also receive the official 2017 White House Christmas Ornament. This year’s ornament honors the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served as the thirty-second president of the United States from 1933 to 1945 and his remarkable journey to restore the faith of the American people. The ornament was designed using elements unique to the life and legacy of President Roosevelt, such as the eagle cartouche seen on the speaker’s stand at his first inauguration, and the shape of the kind of tabletop radio that tuned in to his famous ‘fireside chats’.

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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.

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