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White House Historical Association

Informative, professional, hands-on, content rich, and awesome! Full immersion in the history of the White House and how it impacts our country—it is a history teacher’s dream!

— 2017 Cohort Member

The White House is an enduring symbol of the United States. Discover the history behind this iconic building and explore how you can use the stories from the Executive Mansion to enhance your social studies classroom at the White House History Teacher Institute (WHHTI).

This five-day teacher workshop is hosted by the White House Historical Association in Washington, D.C. The Institute features discussions with historians, local site visits, inquiry-based learning activities, and more. 

Information about 2019 summer’s offerings will be available in late fall 2018. To receive, updates from the Association’s education department sign-up here


Who is eligible to apply for the 2018 White House History Teacher Institute?

The Institute is open to all educators – including librarians, media specialists, curriculum coordinators, pre-service and classroom teachers. Priority will be given to middle and high school educators who work directly with students. 

Does the Institute include a visit to the White House?

We do hope to schedule a tour of the White House, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please be aware that even if we tour the house, it is extremely unlikely that you will meet the President or First Lady.

Please send any additional questions to

The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is a private non-profit educational organization with a mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Executive Mansion.  

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