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Coming to Terms with John F. Kennedy

Dr. Stephen Knott discusses his latest book, Coming to Terms with John F. Kennedy. Knott examines the Kennedy presidency through the lens of five critical issues: his interpretation of presidential power, his approach to civil rights, and his foreign policies. Knott also explores the evolving interpretations of his presidency and legacy.

2023 Presidential Sites Summit: Inspiring Civic Education Through History

This panel discusses the state of civics education in the United States and how history can be used to inspire students to engage more in civics. Learn from subject matter experts how different organizations and sites are creating resources, programming, and initiatives to reach students of all ages. Speakers include: Introduction: Matthew Costello, Chief Education Officer, White House Historical AssociationModerator:

2023 Presidential Sites Summit: A Conversation with FLARE

Join several founding members of the First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE) for a conversation about their new co-authored book, U.S. First Ladies, Making History and Leaving Legacies. Speakers include: Introduction: Stewart McLaurin, President, White House Historical AssociationModerator: Barbara Perry, Gerald L. Baliles Professor and co-chair, Presidential Oral History ProgramDiana B. Carlin, Professor Emerita of Communication at

2023 Presidential Sites Summit: Engaging Audiences Through Social Media and Podcasts

Social media platforms and podcasts allow for organizations to reach large audiences but learning how to effectively leverage these platforms can often be challenging. This panel features speakers who successfully connect with audiences and shares how other organizations can do the same. Speakers include:Introduction: Teresa Carlson, Vice Chairperson, White House Historical Association Board of DirectorsModerator: Tammy Haddad, President &

2023 Presidential Sites Summit: Sharing Women's Stories at Presidential Sites

From First Ladies to White House staff, women have held many important roles throughout presidential history. This panel highlights women who work to share these stories with the wider public. Speakers include:Introduction: Tina Tchen, Board Member, White House Historical AssociationModerator: Greta Brawner, Host & Executive Producer for Public Affairs Programming, C-SPANAmy Bracewell, Superintendent, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic SiteBrooke Clement,

2023 Presidential Sites Summit: Telling the Full American Story at Presidential Sites

This panel discusses how presidential sites and museums can be more inclusive through site interpretation, programming, community and descendant engagement, and exhibits. Speakers include:Introduction: Deneen Howell, Board Member, White House Historical AssociationModerator: Felicia Bell, Senior Advisor to the Director, National Museum of American HistorySara Bon-Harper, Executive Director, James Monroe’s HighlandMeredith Evans, Director, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and MuseumKate Le

2023 Presidential Sites Summit: Innovative Technologies, Tools, and Platforms

As new technologies emerge, it is important for historic sites and organizations to understand how they can use these tools and platforms to engage new audiences, generate new content, and diversify fundraising opportunities. This panel features subject matter experts who discuss the benefits of these new approaches. Speakers include:Introduction: Ashley Dabbiere, Board Member, White House Historical AssociationModerator: Jean Case,

2023 Presidential Sites Summit: Engaging the Next Generation at Presidential Sites

Engaging with new generations and local communities to encourage life-long learning is crucial to the success of presidential sites. During this panel, attendees hear how organizations are successfully engaging with the next generation and the importance of maximizing the awareness of their sites. Speakers include: Introduction: Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro, Next-Gen Leader Co-Chair, White House Historical AssociationModerator: Stewart McLaurin, President, White

2023 Presidential Sites Summit: Entertaining at the White House - A Conversation with Former Social Secretaries

The evening event from the 2023 Presidential Sites Summit called “Entertaining at the White House” highlights the importance of the White House as a stage for hospitality and diplomacy. Welcome Remarks: Anthea Hartig, Elizabeth MacMillan Director, National Museum of American HistoryModerator: Anita McBride, Chair, Presidential Sites SummitJeremy Bernard, Former White House Social Secretary to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obam