White House History

White House History


The Official 2019 White House Christmas Ornament has arrived! This year, we are remembering the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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President Gerald Ford admitted that “when the final tally is taken, her contributions to our country will be bigger than mine.” Learn about the activism of First Lady Betty Ford in today’s article:

President Eisenhower spent the summer of 1955 at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado. 21-year-old Al Freni was assigned to photograph that vacation at the "Summer White House," and he captured this moment with the president and his grandson, David. Listen to his recollections:

The Ornament commemorates the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Buy yours here!

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Happy birthday to our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909), born on this day in 1858.

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower served two terms as president, from 1953 to 1961. Throughout 2019, we will be remembering his presidency with stories, events, and the Official White House Christmas Ornament. Learn more here:

@UKinUSA  It's OK, we rebuilt it. Now we're friends again.

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Happy birthday to our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865), born on this day in 1809.

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Americans have always celebrated the arrival of a new year, but few New Year’s celebrations have carried the weight of the one depicted in William Tolman Carlton’s “Watch Meeting - Dec. 31 1862 – Waiting for the Hour.”

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