James Hoban: Architect of the White House and Presidential Letters and Signatures
Discover the man behind the White House and read the letters of the men who lived there through two exhibits:
James Hoban: Architect of the White House, an exhibit from the White House Historical Association and Presidential Letters and Signatures from the collection of Sheldon C. and Rosalind Kurland.
James Hoban, an eighteenth century Irish architect, was commissioned by President George Washington to design and build the White House. This nine-panel exhibition from the White House Historical Association looks at the many facets of Hoban's life and work.
Presidential Letters and Signatures features personal letters, documents or signatures of almost all of the presidents of the United States. Included in the exhibit are letters from George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. This is a rare opportunity to see these unique and historical documents!