The Story of the 2011 White House Ornament: Part 2

The reverse side of the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt ornament is a colorized scene of the family’s discovery of Archie’s hidden Christmas tree found in a seamstress’s closet in 1903. The discovery of the tree, defying the president’s ban, was a …

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The Story of the 2011 White House Ornament: Part 1

Since 1981, the White House Historical Association has produced an annual White House Christmas ornament that celebrates the life and presidency of each United States President. Each year, careful consideration goes into the theme and design of each ornament and the …

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Betty Ford: A Very Special Lady

by Maria Downs In the fall of 1976 “Keep Betty’s husband in the White House” campaign buttons erupted all over the country—a tribute to a woman unknown to most Americans only three years earlier—and to her grace, candor and lack …

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