White House Wednesdays

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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


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


Today, during a joint press conference President Trump was gifted with a commemorative soccer ball from Russian President Putin. Spontaneously, President Trump said his son Barron would love it and playfully tossed it to the First Lady sitting on the front row.  This was not the first presidential meeting between Russia and the U.S. –… Read More


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