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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

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Replying to @WHhistoryPres: This weekโ€™s @WhiteHouseHstry SATURDAY PUZZLE features the historic Oval Office meeting between President Lyndon B. Johnsโ€ฆ

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This weekโ€™s @WhiteHouseHstry SATURDAY PUZZLE features the historic Oval Office meeting between President Lyndon B. Johnson and civil rights leaders โ€“ including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. โ€“ on January 18, 1964: ย Learn More:

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Most Americans do not associate the first ladies with slave ownership. In fact, it may be surprising to learn that slavery was a significant aspect of the identities and lifestyles of one-third of first ladies since the nationโ€™s founding. (1/4)

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Replying to @WHhistoryPres: My Friday Favorite from the White House collection is this Bellangรฉ pier table shown here in the Entrance Hall. Acquiredโ€ฆ

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My Friday Favorite from the White House collection is this Bellangรฉ pier table shown here in the Entrance Hall. Acquired by President Monroe, this is the only element of the 53 piece Bellangรฉ suite that has remained in the White House since 1817.

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Replying to @WHhistoryPres: @BeschlossDC, @Acosta, and others.... I have reconfirmed the following today with the White House Chief Usher. https://tโ€ฆ

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Being the President of the United States is a challenging job for even the most qualified candidates. Recent presidents have left advice for their incoming successors. (1/7)

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Blair House, situated at 1651 Pennsylvania Avenue, has served as the presidentโ€™s official guest residence since the United States government purchased it in 1942. (1/12)

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Replying to @WHhistoryPres: Thank you Ann Trieger Kurland for this terrific @BostonGlobe feature today on our @WhiteHouseHstry book โ€œWine and the Whโ€ฆ

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Thank you Ann Trieger Kurland for this terrific @BostonGlobe feature today on our @WhiteHouseHstry book โ€œWine and the White House: a Historyโ€! This book and a nice bottle would pair well for the perfect #ValentinesDay present!

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Replying to @WHhistoryPres: Our new @vineyardvines @WhiteHouseHstry masks are available today! Itโ€™s the most comfortable mask I have and the proceedโ€ฆ

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Our new @vineyardvines @WhiteHouseHstry masks are available today! Itโ€™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.

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Replying to @WHhistoryPres: In todayโ€™s #WhiteHouseHistoryWeekly, we explore the largest room in the White House โ€“ the East Room on the State Floor โ€“โ€ฆ

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The inauguration of President Herbert Hoover on March 4, 1929 was held up by two unlikely suspects. (1/11)

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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!

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Generally, Lucy and Rutherford B. Hayes were outspoken advocates for abolition and the education of Black youth in America, and before entering politics Hayes defended fugitive slaves in court. (6/8)

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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)

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However, President Hayes also removed the remaining federal troops from the South as part of the Compromise of 1877. (7/8)

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After Winnieโ€™s death, the president and first lady oversaw her funeral arrangements and paid for the service. In addition, the first lady persuaded Winnie Monroeโ€™s daughter, Mary, to attend Oberlin College. (5/8)

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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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