The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Historic DC Site for White House History Center
The Decatur House Museum is seen in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. The historic home-turned-museum just a stone's throw from the White House is adding a new National Center for White House History to its job description. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta.

By: Nancy Benac, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON, DC (AP).- A historic home-turned-museum just a stone's throw from the White House is adding a new National Center for White House History to its job description.

The center at Decatur House is a joint project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which owns the three-story, red-brick house, and the White House Historical Association, which will operate the history center.

Decatur House, which borders Lafayette Square across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, was built in 1818 as the first private residence in the White House neighborhood. Since then, it has been a home to diplomats, secretaries of state and a vice president. Its former slave quarters are the only surviving evidence that humans were held in bondage within sight of the White House.

In 1956, it was bequeathed to the National Trust, which established a museum, gift shop and event space available for rent.

The new history center at Decatur House will support research related to White House history, store historical documents, offer expanded educational programs for children, and host lectures and other programs that explore the history of the White House and the surrounding area.

Neil Horstman, president of the White House Historical Association, said the history center hopes to pull together research materials about the White House that are scattered among more than 100 public and private presidential sites around the country, making them more accessible to scholars and the public. He pointed to a recent association effort to digitize thousands of historic White House photos as an example of the type of effort the center would undertake.

The center also plans extensive research on the slave dwellings at Decatur House.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Decatur House | Neil Horstman |




Today's News

January 8, 2010

Smithsonian Museum Exhibitions Celebrate Elvis Presley's 75th Anniversary

Boris Johnson Starts Enabling Works for New Tate Modern Building

Exhibition of New Photographic Works and Videos by Elisa Sighicelli at Gagosian

Getty Museum Director Michael Brand Elects to Step Down

Hirshhorn Museum Presents Selection of Works by Josef Albers

New Work by William Eggleston and Rare Photos by Diane Arbus at Cheim & Read

Treasures from the Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III to be Sold at Christie's

Heirs of Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Reach Settlement Agreement

Exhibition at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery Honors the Work of Charles Seliger

Sonjie Feliciano Solomon Wins 2010 Urban Artist Initiative/NYC Fellowship

Longtime Film Forum Director Karen Cooper Invited to Select Films at MoMA

Nassau County Museum of Art Presents an Exhibition of Latin American Art

"Still Lifes and Feet", 1956-1961, by Andy Warhol at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Iconic Architecture Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro to be Shown in Houston

Eco-Conscious Couple in Taiwan Builds School with Donated Wastepaper

Hauser & Wirth to Present Drawings and an Installation by Ida Applebroog

Johnen Galerie Adapts a Three-Act Chamber Play to an Exhibition of Visual Art

Historic DC Site for White House History Center

Suspect Likely Visited Auschwitz Site Before Theft

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Alan Bean's Apollo 12 space memorabilia for auction at Bonhams' annual Space History sale

2.- Former electrician who hid 271 Picasso works found guilty of possessing stolen goods

3.- Museo del Prado brings together for the first time four masterpieces by Van der Weyden

4.- Study by Mexican anthropologist says elites' clash led to Teotihuacan collapse

5.- Classical realist painter Jenness Cortez re-imagines Leonardo's 'Mona Lisa'

6.- National Gallery of Art reunites Rubens' Three Magi for the first time in a century

7.- Adolf Hitler 1912 watercolor still life painting to be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

8.- Curator at Croatia's Natural History Museum finds Neanderthals were world's first jewellers

9.- 17 tourists killed and 42 wounded as gunmen attack Tunisia's National Bardo Museum

10.- Anish Kapoor presents a series of giant and wildly expressive resin and silicon works



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site