Reflections: A Secret Garden


Stewart D. McLaurin, President, White House Historical Association White House Historical Association President Stewart D. McLaurin initiated his column, Reflections, in the latest issue of the Association’s journal, White House History, honoring presidential kin. Tucked away on the South Lawn, behind a …

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President Lincoln’s Christmas Gift, 1864


By Evan Phifer One hundred fifty years ago this winter, the United States experienced its last holiday season of the Civil War. For the past three Decembers, President Abraham Lincoln had been frustrated by defeats on the battlefield and the …

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Presidents and College Football, A History


Joel D. Treese Nearly 150 years after its beginnings college football season is in full swing. The sport has attracted countless players and even more fans, and presidents have belonged to the ranks of both. Although Theodore Roosevelt never played …

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