White House Wednesdays

  The tradition of lighting the National Christmas Tree dates back to 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge, and tonight President and Mrs. Trump continue that tradition in President’s Park just outside the White House grounds in the Ellipse. In conjunction with the National Parks Service and National Parks Foundation, the annual event drew thousands of… Read More


Irvin Williams, White House executive grounds superintendent, in 2004. (Tina Hager/George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum) When many people think of who is behind the world famous White House Rose Garden most think of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy or Bunny Mellon. It was during the Kennedy Administration that the garden really took prominence… Read More


President and Mrs. Trump continued the tradition of hosting families at the White House on the South Lawn for Halloween.  The First Lady invited hundreds of military families and local school children, and their parents, dressed as witches, goblins, storm troopers and more, lined up at the White House for trick or treating with the… Read More


October is here and its time to start thinking about Halloween! Here is a past presidential cookie recipe just in time for Halloween parties and gatherings for all to enjoy. This tasty cookie recipe came from White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses for the Halloween cookies used in the trick or treat bags handed out… Read More


It’s National Biscuit Month so we have to pause and reflect on how amazing the biscuits are at the White House, yes the White House. For anyone that has been fortunate enough to visit the White House for a reception (no matter what administration), there was most likely a tasty treat served in the State… Read More