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Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac

White House History Live delves into the stories that make up the history of the Executive Mansion.

As the first president ever to serve a full term in the White House, let alone two, Thomas Jefferson shaped the mansion, literally and figuratively, more than any other early American president. During his presidency, Jefferson displayed his talents as an amateur architect and a professional politician, his uneven character, his invincible charm and exquisite taste, and his artful use of stunning food and wines to disarm his enemies and bond with his friends. Senior Vice President and Director of the David M. Rubenstein Center Colleen Shogan will discuss Jefferson’s time at the White House with acclaimed historian James B. Conroy, author of Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac.

White House Historical Association