White House Wednesdays

White House Wednesdays

Today the official 2019 White House Christmas ornament, issued annually by the White House Historical Association, was released honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the first U.S. President to use a helicopter. Purchasing the ornament not only brings a bit of White House history into your own family home but also keeps the Executive Mansion known… Read More


  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