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    White House Perspectives on Recent First Ladies

    Former White House staff members talked about the roles of the first lady of the United States. They told stories of their experiences with various first ladies.*Topics included state…

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    The Working White House Panel Discussion

    Former employees talked about working at the White House. Topics included how they obtained their jobs and the difficulties of the transition between first families. They also…

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    Crisis and the Civil War

    As part of a symposium to mark the 200th anniversary of the White House, historians spoke about the White House during the Civil War. Among the topics they addressed were the physical…

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    Book Discussion on The Living White House

    Betty Monkman talked about the book she co-wrote, Living White House, published by the White House Historical Association. She was interviewed at the 30th Annual National Press Club Book…

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    Book Discussion on The White House: Its Historic Furnishings

    Ms. Monkman talked about her book The White House: Its Historic Furnishings. She provided a slide show of various furnishings and answered questions from the audience.

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    White House Tour

    A tour inside the White House was shown from the main entrance (Grand Foyer) to the Red Room, the Diplomatic Reception Room and the President’s Library. The history of the White…

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    Presidential Gifts Collection

    Ms. Monkman talked about the presidential gifts collection at the National Archives and told the stories behind the gifts given to twelve presidents. She showed slides of many of…

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