In 2021 we are celebrating 60 years since our founding by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961. Discover more: https://t.co/OstmrH9gsQ
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On March 23, 1932, President Herbert Hoover planted a Virginia red cedar tree on the White House Grounds. The tree came from Ferry Farm, the childhood home of President George Washington. (1/8)
Image Credit: White House Collection/White House Historical Association
My Friday Favorite from the White House collection is this Bellangé pier table shown here in the Entrance Hall. Acquired by President Monroe, this is the only element of the 53 piece Bellangé suite that has remained in the White House since 1817.
Our new @vineyardvines @WhiteHouseHstry masks are available today! It’s the most comfortable mask I have and the proceeds support our non partisan education mission begun by Mrs. Kennedy 60 years ago! Get yours in red, navy, light blue, and pink.
Don't forget to RSVP for the latest White House History Live tomorrow night at 5 PM ET, as we discuss how the products that are designed and printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing offer a glimpse into the history of inauguration festivities!
This concession gave him the electoral votes needed to secure support for his presidency; however this action effectively ended Reconstruction, leaving African Americans vulnerable to violence and intimidation as white supremacy rose in the South. (8/8)
After Winnie’s death, the president and first lady oversaw her funeral arrangements and paid for the service. In addition, the first lady persuaded Winnie Monroe’s daughter, Mary, to attend Oberlin College. (5/8)
Image Credit: Library of Congress
As adults, Lucy and Rutherford B. Hayes employed formerly-enslaved people, including Eliza Jane Burrell and Winnie Monroe. Monroe worked in the White House as cook and nurse to the youngest Hayes children, Fanny and Scott. (4/8)
Credit: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
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