Building the White House

White House historian William Seale talked about George Washington’s involvement in the planning and construction of the White House,… read more

White House historian William Seale talked about George Washington’s involvement in the planning and construction of the White House, as well as the the White House as a symbol of national identity. Among the topics he addresses were Washington’s interest in architecture of the time and his conception of ways in which the president’s home would be used. He answered questions from the audience.

“Forging a National Identity: The White House” was a 3:15 p.m. presentation on July 21, 2009, at the eleventh annual George Washington Teachers' Institute, “George Washington and The Challenges of Nation Building,” held on July 21-22, 2009, at Mount Vernon. It was co-hosted by George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens and The White House Historical Association. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • John Riley Director White House Historical Association
  • William Seale Board Member White House Historical Association

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Program ID:
288141-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 30, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 31, 2009

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  • Aug 30, 2009 | 2:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2009 | 8:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2009 | 2:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2009 | 8:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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