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JFK: His Life and Legacy

Today we await the historic launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying NASA astronauts lift off from US soil for the first time in nearly a...

We the People

On Sept. 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the Constitution at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, creating a new government for the...

The Choice of Presidents - The Green Room

Do you have a favorite room in the White House? The Green Room is one of the most treasured State parlors in the White House due to its...

An Eggstravaganza Tradition (Part I)

Rolling eggs on the Monday after Easter has long been a tradition observed by many Washington families, including the President of the...

The First Lady Plants a Tree

Our First President George Washington is said to have chopped down a cherry tree as a young man. In 1912, First Lady Helen Taft planted...

Becoming a Collector

Are you a collector? Why not return to the days of your youth and embark upon an adventure that will change and enrich your life. Do you...

Hooked on Collecting

Historians owe more to collectors than we usually recognize. Collectors are men and women of purpose and passion. They fall in love with...

A Bodacious Christmas

Presidential pets have a unique place in White House history. The Obama’s did not have a dog when Barack Obama became President. In...

A Contemporary Christmas

Bill and Hillary Clinton introduced significant changes to presidential Christmas card art. While Mrs. Clinton had started getting ready...

More than a Museum

Christmas at the White House was truly magical according to Nancy Reagan. " I loved Christmas even though it was a very busy time." To...

A Crisis at Christmas

I was surprised by Roslynn Carter’s remark when I called her for an interview about my book in 1995. She said, “ I was talking with Jimmy...

Pat Nixon’s Christmas Surprises

Before moving to the White House, Richard and Pat Nixon always made Christmas special and different. Their friends looked to them for...

Ike Initiates a New Tradition

The Eisenhower’s sent Season’s Greetings to about 2000 American Ambassadors abroad, heads of state, government officials, members of the...

Santa for President

“When you care enough to send the best,” it may include a whimsical card from the President of the United States. “I like Ike” was more...

Launching My New Book

"Someone needs to do the research to set the record straight" White House Curator This is the launch of my NEW Book, “Season’s Greetings...

An Impossible Dream Becomes a Reality

"Mary Seeley’s extensive research enables her to share the human side of Christmas at the White House.” - Rex Scouten, The White House...

A Rare Interview with John Coolidge

The son of President Coolidge shared how his family celebrated Christmas and hosted the New Years Day Reception. The subtitle of my book...

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