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  • The Working White House: 200 Years of Tradition and Memories online

    The White House Historical Society has launched an online version of the traveling exhibition here. Co-curated by the Center's Jim Deutsch, the White House Workers exhibition explores the dedication, skills, and sacrifices of residence staff whose extraordinary service has helped the White House fulfill its multiple roles as a family residence, seat of government, ceremonial center, historic building, and museum.

    Smithsonian Folkways has also released a companion DVD with:

    • An introduction by former President Jimmy Carter recalling the White House workers he knew.
    • Workers at the White House, a 32-minute documentary film featuring a broad range of workers who have served presidents from Herbert Hoover to George H.W. Bush. Until now this film was only available in VHS format.
    • The Working White House: 200 Years of Traditions and Memories, a 12-minute introduction to the traveling exhibition.
    • Two hours of interviews conducted in 2007 with recently retired White House workers, recounting memories, describing traditions, and expressing sense of community among staff and pride in their service to First Families and the nation.

    Click here for more information about the DVD.


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