White House Wednesdays
The Last Obama Christmas

The unofficial start to the DC Christmas season begins with the arrival of the White House Blue Room Christmas Tree.  In conjunction with the National Christmas Tree Association, the Chief Usher travels to some of America’s finest Christmas tree farms to find the perfect tree for the Executive Residence. This year the 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir… Read More


Southern Living Magazine Loves Millie Bush Dog Park

One of the most famous White House pets was Millie Kerr Bush!  Millie was an English  Springer Spaniel who lived at the White House with President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush. Mille was an accomplished author who captured the hearts of the American people from the start.  One of her puppies, Spot Bush, was given… Read More


The Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan Auction

For White House enthusiasts the opportunity to actually own pieces of history is normally very rare.  However, thanks to the generosity of President and Mrs. Reagan, prior to their deaths, they arranged for Christie’s New York to auction some of their personal items.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit the work of the Ronald Reagan… Read More


On this day in 1814 - Dolley Madison

On this day in 1814, the British invaded Washington, DC during the War of 1812. The fire totally destroyed the White House. First Lady Dolley Madison was in the Blue Room of the White House and saw the British ships coming towards the Executive Residence and had the presence of mind and respect for history… Read More