Special Events (happening during the next 30 days)
Start Time: 06:00 PM
End Time: 07:30 PM
White House Horses; The West Wing; and James Hoban: White House Architect
A trio of exhibitions from the White House Historical Association
White House Horses
American presidents throughout history have appreciated the utility and admired the grandeur of the horse. George Washington regarded horses as a source of pardonable pride, and his warhorses were of great importance to him as loyal companions and symbols of his leadership. A succession of presidents since his time has enjoyed the beauty and skill of these uncomplaining public servants for work, sport, and leisure.
The West Wing
This exhibit examines the addition of The West Wing, which has become a symbol of American presidential power in modern society. From its initial construction in 1902, its expansion in the 1930s and the endless upgrades to synch the West Wing with each succeeding era, this building has been the nerve center of American democracy.
James Hoban: White House Architect
James Hoban's life is a memorable Irish-American success story. In his boyhood he learned the craft of carpenter and wheelwright, and became an architect by profession and a builder by trade. Hoban came to America with high ambitions, and designed and erected many buildings; but what keeps his name alive today arises from one special commission – he was the architect of the White House.
This FREE opening will be held at 6:00 PM in the Keller Gallery of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Reservations are appreciated. Please call 330-455-7043.
Tea with the Curator--Behind the Scenes Tour
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Join us for this very special Tea with the Curator. Guests will enjoy tea, coffee and breakfast sweets and then go on a behind the scenes tour of the Museum and the McKinley Monument with Curator Kimberly Kenney and Director of Education Christopher Kenney.
The cost of the program is $15 and reservations are required. Please call the Museum at 330-455-7043.