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NEW Issue of White House History Quarterly “Military Roles and the White House”

The White House Historical Association today released "Military Roles and the White House," the 73rd issue of its award-winning magazine, White House History Quarterly. The issue comes just before Memorial Day, and focuses on military traditions at the White House, as well as the influence of military life on the work of three first ladies, a president’s relationship with hi

NEW Episode: The White House 1600 Sessions Podcast “The Making of President Theodore Roosevelt”

The White House Historical Association released a new episode of The White House 1600 Sessions podcast today featuring a conversation on the five extraordinary women without whom Theodore Roosevelt may never have become the 26th President of the United States. Stewart McLaurin, president of the Association, met with Edward O’Keefe, CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation and author of

NEW Episode: The White House 1600 Sessions Podcast “Washington National Cathedral and the White House”

The White House Historical Association released a new episode of The White House 1600 Sessions podcast today featuring a conversation on the history and grand treasures of the Washington National Cathedral. The Cathedral, officially known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, sits atop Mount Saint Alban, the highest point in Washington, D.C. In this episode, Stewart

iCivics and The White House Historical Association Launch "Brief the Chief," A New Digital Game Showing Students How Presidents Throughout History Relied on Multiple Perspectives to Make Difficult Choices

iCivics, the nation’s leading civic education nonprofit, and the White House Historical Association today launched Brief the Chief, a new digital game that teaches students how the President of the United States makes difficult governing decisions, providing insight into how presidents rely on an array of advisors to make tough judgment calls. Brief the Chief also gives students an in

NEW Virtual White House Springtime Scavenger Hunt and 360 Tour of the White House

The White House Historical Association is offering a new Virtual White House Springtime scavenger hunt as a compliment to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. These virtual activities can be completed online at whitehousehistory.org for a chance to win an Official 2024 White House Easter Egg Set. The Virtual White House Springtime scavenger hunt uses a 360-degree virtual tour

White House Historical Association Honors Designer and Builder of the White House

The White House Historical Association placed a wreath at the gravesite of James Hoban, Irish immigrant and the designer and builder of the White House, on Thursday, March 21 at 11:00AM at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Washington, D.C. In 2021, the Association restored the gravesite of Hoban and has held an annual wreath placement ceremony every year since. See images from

NEW Episode: The White House 1600 Sessions Podcast “America’s Irish Roots”

The White House Historical Association released a new episode of The White House 1600 Sessions podcast today featuring a conversation on the history between Ireland and the United States, and the relationship between the two countries beyond the month of March and St. Patrick’s Day. In this episode, Stewart McLaurin, president of the Association, sits down with Geraldine Byrne Nason, Am

NEW ISSUE of White House History Quarterly “On the Move”

The White House Historical Association today released the 72nd issue of its award-winning magazine, White House History Quarterly, “On the Move,” a collection of stories of the historic journeys made by both people and things to and from the White House. On the morning of May 16, 1978, First Lady Rosalynn Carter crossed Pennsylvania Avenue and walked through Lafayette Park to board the

Official 2024 White House Easter Eggs Now Available

The White House Historical Association’s Official White House Easter Eggs are now available ahead of this year’s White House Egg Roll which will take place April 1. Since 1981, the wooden Official White House Easter Eggs have been the official keepsake of the Egg Roll and offered for sale at the event, in the Association’s stores, and online at shop.w