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  • Dwight D Eisenhowers Life and Legacy
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower's Life and Legacy

    University of Virginia Professor William Hitchcock talked about his book, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s. Later, Mr. Hitchcock sat down with former ABC News White House…

    472 views
  • Stephen Decaturs Naval Career and Legacy
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    Stephen Decatur's Naval Career and Legacy

    The 240th anniversary of early naval war hero Stephen Decatur’s birth is in 2019. U.S. Naval Academy representatives discussed Decatur’s military career, including the recapture of the USS…

    281 views
  • Civic Education and Engagement
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    Civic Education and Engagement

    Panelists discussed the importance of civic engagement in America and described research, public programs and online tools aimed at increasing civic learning for children and adults. This…

    195 views
  • Digitizing History
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    Digitizing History

    This was a discussion about efforts to digitize the nation’s history and to make it more accessible. Panelists included representatives from the White House Historical Association, the…

    242 views
  • Inclusive Presidential History
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    Inclusive Presidential History

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C. of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

    524 views
  • Forum Examines Press Coverage of the Presidency
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    Presidents and the Press

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C. of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

    512 views
  • Historian Jon Meacham Discusses Press Coverage of the Presidency
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    Jon Meacham on Press Coverage of the Presidency

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C. of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

    1,299 views
  • White House in Film and TV
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    White House in Film and TV

    Filmmakers and former White House officials described their work on productions depicting the White House and the presidency. The discussion hosted by the White House Historical Association…

    214 views
  • Presidential Descendants
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    Presidential Descendants

    At the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, descendants of Presidents Ford, Truman, McKinley, Johnson, and Theodore Roosevelt gathered to share their family…

    1,170 views
  • Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier
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    Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier

    Former White House executive pastry chef Roland Mesnier talked to a lunch gathering of people attending the White House Historical Association’s “Presidential Sites Summit” in Washington,…

    764 views
  • Presidential History and Memory
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    Presidential History and Memory

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C., of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

    1,082 views
  • Presidential Legacies
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    Presidential Legacies

    LBJ Foundation president Mark Updegrove, former Chief of Staff to Laura Bush Anita McBride, and White House Historical Association president Stewart McLaurin discussed presidential legacies.

    274 views
  • Decorative Arts and Design in the White House
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    Decorative Arts and Design in the White House

    This program looked at the evolution of decorative arts and design in the White House, and its British roots. Speakers were Rufus Bird, who is the Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art for…

    260 views
  • President Truman and White House Restoration
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    President Truman and White House Restoration

    Clifton Truman Daniel, President Harry Truman’s eldest grandson, returned to the White House neighborhood to deliver a historical talk about why President Truman found it necessary to move…

    1,110 views
  • White House History and Design
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    White House History and Design

    Experts talked about the design history of the White House and what changes, if any, the future may hold. Panelists included architecture professors from the United Kingdom and Ireland as…

    389 views
  • White House Stonemasons
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    White House Stonemasons

    White House historian William Seale discussed the Scottish stonemasons who helped build the White House and the exterior carvings that are visible to this day. Mr. Seale is the author of A White…

    343 views
  • White House Architect James Hoban
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    White House Architect James Hoban

    Two Dublin architects talked about the Irish-born James Hoban, who worked with George Washington to design the president’s house. They discussed Hoban’s architectural influences and how…

    338 views
  • 200 Years of British and Irish White House Relations
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    200 Years of British and Irish White House Relations

    This program is the opening session of a day-long symposium focused on the history of British and Irish connections with the White House. The British and Irish ambassadors to the United…

    251 views
  • First Ladies Barbara Bush
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    First Lady Barbara Bush

    Myra Gutin and Jeffrey Engel talked about the life and influence of first lady Barbara Bush and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her behind-the-scenes…

    6,203 views
  • Andrew Jackson and the Bank War
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    Andrew Jackson and the Bank War

    Historian Daniel Feller revisited Andrew Jackson’s bank war of the 1830s, a political struggle to challenge and even cripple the powerful Bank of the United States, the young country’s only…

    1,115 views
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