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White House Easter Egg Roll (1898)
The Changing Face of White House Security: From Unfenced Yards to Strict Controls
This guest post by Rick looks at the changing face of White House security over time, from a lack of fencing in the Civil War to the current strict controls. Read on to learn more!
David Burnes' cottage in 1894 prior to razing (PGCist on Flickr)
Washington is Composed of Land from 19 Original Owners
19 original landowners were negotiated with, directly by George Washington in March, 1791. He met them during the day and in the evening, closed the deal with them at Suter's Tavern in Georgetown.
President's Palace design by John Collins
The Story of How The White House Got Its Name
Did you know the White House was once known as the President's Palace? Read on to learn the history of the White House and the story of the man who almost designed it - John Collins.
Rochambeau Statue in Lafayette Park (circa 1900)
A Fascinating Look at Lafayette Park, Near the White House – Then and Now
Take a journey through time with these photos of Lafayette Park near the White House. See how the statues have barely changed over the last 100 years, but the surroundings have! Click the images below for a closer look.
The White House ruins after the conflagration of August 24, 1814. Watercolor by George Munger (WIkipedia)
The War of 1812 and Relocating the Nation's Capital
Why is the capital in Washington, DC? After the British burned the White House and Capitol in the War of 1812, the capital almost moved back to Philadelphia.
The Assassination of President Lincoln (1865)
Celebrating Victory: The Workmen’s Visit to Lincoln and the White House on April 10th, 1865
On April 10th, 1865, workmen from the Washington Navy Yard, accompanied by a band, visited Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles to congratulate them and celebrate the Union victory in the Civil War. Lincoln addressed the men and requested a performance of "Dixie" to close the celebration.
Babe Ruth exiting the West Wing
A Look Back at Babe Ruth's Visit to the White House in 1921
On December 7th, 1921, baseball's greatest hitter Babe Ruth visited President Harding in the White House. See an old photo of him exiting the West Wing and read about his earlier visits to the Executive Office of the President.
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Senior Prom at the White House
Susan’s final years of high school lined up perfectly with her father’s rise to the Oval Office. Partly for security, but more likely for the awesome factor, she hosted the senior prom at her house … the White House.
Queen Liliuokalani, last royal ruler of Hawaii (1917)
Hawaiian ex-Queen Liliʻuokalani Comes to Washington
Hawaiian ex-Queen Liliʻuokalani brings her spirit of aloha to Washington, captivating hearts with her grace and resilience. A tale of royalty and cultural heritage unfolds.
Sheep grazing at the White House (1919)
Sheep Grazing at the White House in 1919 - The Story Behind the Photo
Discover the story behind a Nation's Attic photograph of sheep grazing at the White House in 1919. Woodrow and Edith Wilson had the sheep roam the grounds to save money and also to raise money for the Red Cross.

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