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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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    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 the items…

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    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 House and…