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  • Underground Railroad Conductors
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    Underground Railroad Conductors

    Historians talked about Underground Railroad conductors and spy rings operating between New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. The event was part of the annual National Underground Railroad…

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  • Arlington House ReDedication
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    Arlington House Re-Dedication

    Guests spoke at the rededication of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. This event was hosted by the National Park Service and celebrated the completion of the interior restoration and…

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  • White House in 1800 A Residence for the Public
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    White House in 1800: A Residence for the Public

    Following opening remarks, historians talked about the early history of the White House and the presidency. Among the topics they addressed were the election of 1800 and it relevance to…

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  • Crisis and the Civil War
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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 look…

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  • Learning from Nonprofit Insitutions
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    Learning from Nonprofit Insitutions

    Ray Suarez moderated a panel discussion on managing presidential libraries and sites and lessons learned from operations of similar educational facilities and no-profit organizations. Following prepared remarks…

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  • Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference
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    Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference

    Spencer Crew spoke about the operation of presidential sites and libraries, the role of the facilities in the local community, developing partnerships to educate the public on American…

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  • White House Transition Staff Viewpoint
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    White House Transition: Staff Viewpoint

    As part of a symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the White House, current and former White House officials spoke about the daily workings of the White House. Among the topics they…

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  • Frederick Douglass Impact
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    Frederick Douglass Impact

    Participants talked about the impact Frederick Douglass, his writings and his orations had on American culture. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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  • White House Transitions
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    White House Transitions

    Michael Beschloss talked about the White House during periods of transition between presidents. Through anecdotes and historical observations he described the peaceful nature of the…

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  • First Flight Centennial Ceremony
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    First Flight Centennial Ceremony

    A planned re-enactment of Orville Wright’s 12 second powered flight 100 years earlier on December 17, 1903 was not shown due to in climate weather. The re-enactment was planned for 1035…

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  • The Imperial White House
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    The Imperial White House

    In a forum marking the 200th anniversary of the White House a panel looked at the White House in the early 20th Century. Professor Wills spoke of the stagecraft of power. Ms. Tederick…

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  • The White House in the Gilded Age
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    The White House in the Gilded Age

    As part of a forum on the 200th anniversary of the White House, Mr. Bushong talked about the first person to photograph the White House, Frances Benjamin Johnson. She also photographed the presidential…

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  • President Carter Boyhood Farm Dedication
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    President Carter Boyhood Farm Dedication

    Officials dedicated President Carter’s boyhood home as a national historical site. They praised President Carter’s public service and said that the site would inspire future generations to…

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  • The Coming of Age of the White House
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    The Coming of Age of the White House

    As part of a symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the White House, historians and others spoke about the early history of the White House and its inhabitants. Among the topics…

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  • The Dilemma of Interpretation
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    The Dilemma of Interpretation

    History professors discussed the origins of the Civil War and a variety of other issues. They spoke about changing historical interpretations up to the present day and political issues…

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  • Frederick Douglass Impact
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    Frederick Douglass Impact

    Mr. McFeely talked about Frederick Douglass' impact on American culture and American history. He also examined the relevance of Douglass to contemporary social justice movements.

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  • Pennsylvania Avenue Design Plans
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    Pennsylvania Avenue Design Plans

    Director Kennedy talked about how the space in front of the White House would be used to create a public, pedestrian space while still maintaining a secure perimeter for the White House.…

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  • Thomas Jefferson Birthday Commemoration
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    Thomas Jefferson Birthday Commemoration

    The participants commemorated Thomas Jefferson’s 252nd birthday with a traditional wreath laying at the Jefferson Memorial. Thomas Jefferson served as the nation’s third president. This…

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