The President's Park
The Evolution of Lafayette Park and the Ellipse
Making Religion Fashionable
Benjamin Henry Latrobe and St. John's Church
The Dolley Madison House
History of a Former First Lady's Residence
Collection Presidential Pastimes
Although the presidency is an often all-consuming job, many presidents have found solace in their various hobbies and pastimes. When...
Podcast A White House of Stone
In its more than 200 years of history, the White House has seen many physical changes, but its original stone walls...
Podcast Preserving Presidential History
The National Archives has been collecting records of the United States since 1934. It holds billions of documents, photographs, and objects...
Collection The Kennedys and the Arts
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s advocacy for the arts endures as a vital part of th...
Podcast British Invasion to French Restoration
The burning of the White House by the British in 1814 during James Madison's presidency represented a low point in our...
Podcast Springtime at the White House
Spring is a special time in our nation’s capital, when cherry blossoms bloom and the White House garden comes al...
Podcast The Irish Architect and the Scottish Stonemasons
In 1792, Irish immigrant James Hoban won a contest to design the White House and created an enduring symbol for America...
Podcast Presidential Portraits
Portrait artists have captured the image and personality of our presidents throughout history, providing a record of their time in...
Podcast Moving Day
Americans are familiar with the ceremonies of Inauguration Day, when a new President takes the oath of office at the...
Collection Roosevelt White House 1933-1945
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to office at the height of the Great Depression. He ushered in an environment...
Podcast The Curator
Who takes care of the thousands of historic artifacts in the White House, cataloguing and preserving everything from presidential portraits...