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  • Discussion on Recent First Ladies
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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 dinners, administration…

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  • emThe White Houseem
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    The White House

    Betty Monkman talked about her book The White House: Its Furnishings & First Families. This interview was held at the 37th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a…

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  • The Working White House Panel Discussion
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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 responded to questions from…

    622 views
  • emThe Living White Houseem
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    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…

    70 views
  • 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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  • Presidential Gifts Collection
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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…

    56 views
  • emThe White House Its Historic Furnishingsem
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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.

    28 views
  • White House Tour
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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…

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