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Explore the work of our historians, scholars, and teachers and learn what you can do to protect and educate America on the history of the White House.

How We Do It

  • Protect

    We fund the acquisition and protection of historically significant artwork, furniture, china, and other household items for the White House’s permanent collection.

  • Preserve

    We assist in the preservation and periodic renovation of White House interiors, and commission the official portraits of both the President and the First Lady.

  • Provide

    We provide meaningful connection to the White House through our publications, educational programs, digital image library, exhibits, and the White House Visitors Center.


Many are surprised to learn that the cost of preserving and maintaining the historic furnishings and art within the White House Collection isn't covered entirely by public money or by a federally-funded agency.

Popular Membership Giving Levels

$60 Become a Member and Receive

  • The exclusive Official White House Christmas Ornament;
  • Invitations to special events and insider briefings;
  • The White House Historical Association newsletter, "The 1600 Dispatch," detailing the Association's latest initiatives;
  • Access to all previous episodes of History Happy Hour;
  • Discounts at Historic Hotels of America properties;
  • An invitation for two to our annual Holiday Member Reception at Historic Decatur House.

$125 Become a Member and Receive

  • Receive everything listed at the $65 giving level; PLUS
  • A one-year subscription to our award-winning White House History Quarterly journal.

$500 Join the Benjamin Latrobe Circle

  • Receive everything listed at the $65 and $100 giving levels; PLUS
  • Receive a copy of The White House: An Historic Guide- first conceived by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962.

To learn more about our Premier Giving opportunities, please click here.

  • Membership Renewal

    Select an amount you’d like to give as a one time gift. Any amount is truly helpful.
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  • Corporate Giving

    Select an amount to be given, spread across 12 months. This also earns you special benefits.
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  • Legacy Giving

    Provide a planned donation through your will or trust should something happen.
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  • Workplace Donation Matching

    Select an amount to be given spread across 12 months. This also earns you special benefits.
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Giving as a Business

Many organizations share our sense of duty and commitment to preserving the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion. Learn more on how to join our growing list of corporations that give.


Since the beginning, we’ve relied exclusively on the generosity of the American people to fund our efforts to protect, preserve, and provide public access the People’s House.

If you, believe White House history is worth preserving, and teaching to America’s youth, please join our community of supporters through your donation.

State Disclosures

The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is a §501(c)(3) organization, gifts to which are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.