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Decatur House Carriage House

8:00-9:00am

Light Breakfast

9:00-9:15am

Welcome

  • John F.W. Rogers, Chairman, The White House Historical Association
  • Paul Edmondson, President and CEO, The National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Stewart McLaurin, President, The White House Historical Association

9:15-10:30am

Preserving Presidential Sites

This panel will discuss the many challenges of preserving the residences of American presidents, along with how interpretations of those spaces (and the legacies of the presidents who lived there) have shifted and changed over time.

  • Katherine Malone-France, Chief Preservation Officer, The National Trust for Historic Preservation (moderator)
  • Dr. Sara Bon-Harper, Executive Director, James Monroe’s Highland
  • Dawn Hammatt, Director, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
  • Elizabeth Karcher, Executive Director, President Woodrow Wilson House
  • Dr. Michael Atwood Mason, CEO and Executive Director, Lincoln’s Cottage

Break (15 minutes)

10:45am-12:00pm

Women in Historic Preservation

This panel will explore how the field of historic preservation has been largely defined and shaped by women as organizers, museum professionals, curators, and as first ladies.

  • Dr. Colleen Shogan, Senior Vice President and Director of the Rubenstein Center, The White House Historical Association (moderator)
  • Elaine Rice Bachmann, State Archivist of Maryland and co-author of Designing Camelot
  • Melissa Naulin, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, The White House
  • Susan P. Schoelwer, Executive Director, Historic Preservation and Collections and Robert H. Smith Senior Curator, George Washington's Mount Vernon

12:00-1:30pm

Lunch

1:45-3:00pm

Presidential Sites of Enslavement

This panel will highlight presidential sites that were historically used to enslave people—and discuss how these places are sharing these stories and promoting a more inclusive history of place and country.

  • Mary Elliott, Curator, The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (moderator)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Chew, Former Executive Vice President and Curator, Montpelier
  • Andrew Davenport, Public Historian, The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello
  • Lina Mann, Historian, The White House Historical Association

Break (15 minutes)

3:15-4:30pm

Preserving the White House

This panel will explore the history of preservation at the White House, along with how historic preservation efforts are coordinated, supported, and carried out.

  • Dr. Matthew Costello, Vice President and Senior Historian, The White House Historical Association (moderator)
  • Leslie Greene Bowman, President, The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello
  • Stewart McLaurin, President, The White House Historical Association
  • John Stanwich, Liaison to the White House, The National Park Service
  • Lydia Tederick, Curator, The White House

4:30pm

Closing

Stewart McLaurin, President, The White House Historical Association