History Stories
CATEGORY: White House
Quick Stints and Worn Out Welcomes: The Shortest-Serving Presidential Staff
March 13, 2018

Rex Tillerson is out. Here’s who left more quickly—and who stayed a lot longer. Read More

The White House is Taking Down the Iconic Jackson Magnolia
December 27, 2017

Dubbed a safety hazard, this 188-year-old tree has seen it all. Read More

Monsters in the White House: The Best Presidential Halloween Costumes
October 12, 2017

The White House has been celebrating Halloween since the days of Eisenhower. Read More

A Brief History of the White House Easter Egg Roll
March 25, 2016

As the White House readies for the annual Easter Egg Roll, learn how a group of hard-boiled congressmen literally protecting their turf got the tradition rolling. Read More

In Case of Emergency: The Washington-Moscow Hotline Turns 50
August 29, 2013

Fifty years after its inception, check out some surprising facts about this Cold War-era icon. Read More

Independence Day at the White House: 5 Fourth of July Tales
July 3, 2012

On the eve of Independence Day, get into the holiday spirit with five entertaining tales about Fourth of July celebrations at the White House. Read More

A History of White House Attacks
November 17, 2011

Last week’s White House shooting wasn’t the first time the executive mansion has come under fire. Read More

125 Years Ago: Nice Day for a White House Wedding
June 2, 2011

Grover Cleveland became the first and only president to be married at the White House when he wed Frances Folsom 125 years ago. Read More