White House Wednesdays

Traditions

What can be more patriotic than spending Independence Day in our nation’s Capitol? It would be spending it with the President of the United States at the White House. President Thomas Jefferson was the first President to host a Fourth of July celebration at the White House by opening the doors to the Executive Mansion… Read More


Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead With all the fanfare of their First State Dinner, many missed a new addition in the Diplomatic Reception Room.  However, during President Trump’s historic announcement of the United States’ withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal last week, Mrs. Trump made news. Everything in the Diplomatic Reception Room looked… Read More


Barbara Pierce Bush was known as the “Silver Fox,” her graceful façade also earned her the national role of “America’s grandmother.” But for many, Mrs. Barbara Bush far exceeded the expectations of First Lady. While her role as a more traditional wife was emphasized; she deserves credit for her unparalleled work literacy efforts and most… Read More


  For 140 years one White House tradition has remained for millions of families across the country. This year marks the 140th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn.   Truly remarkable when you think about all the country has endured in times of battle, times of sorrow, times of joy, this annual… Read More


  Today the White House announced its Christmas theme for the 2017 holiday season, “Time-Honored Traditions”. First Lady Melania Trump selected this poignant theme paying homage to the past first families who made the White House their home with 200 years of beautiful Christmas traditions inside the White House. “The President, Barron, and I are… Read More