White House Wednesdays

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy received a gift of shamrocks from Irish ambassador Thomas J. Kiernan in the Oval Office.   Each year the president gets a crystal bowl of shamrock sprouts from Ireland as a symbol of the bond between our two countries. Since 1953 the gift has been delivered by the Irish… Read More

Many people don’t know just inside the East Wing is a movie theater in the White House.  A room that at times also acts as a coat closet during large events is a refuge for the first family at times – and also another venue the President and First Lady to entertain guests.  Guests including members of… Read More

It’s time to start getting ready for Valentine’s Day!  This 2007 Valentine’s portrait of Barney watching as Miss Beazley gives a kiss to India (aka Kitty) the cat in the Red Room is still, by far, one of my favorite White House photos of all times.  It was also one of the White House photographers’… Read More