Christmas at the White House

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Leslie will be presenting from the Library.

Few American houses enjoy as lavish a holiday season as the White House. In this beautifully illustrated talk, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. discusses the traditions that bring Christmas alive inside America’s most famous address. Learn the history of the gingerbread house tradition, the National Christmas Tree, and the thousands of ornaments created by artists around the country over the years. Did you know the White House didn’t have a Christmas tree until 1889? Or that it takes up to 200 people to put the decorations each year? Take an insider’s view of one of the most historic homes in the world during the most magical time of the year.


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