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White House History ‘A Book Affair To Remember’




Annual Holiday Book Fair: A Book Fair To Remember

Click the link to see an affair to remember! The White House Historical Association Book Fair was a special pre Christmas event which featured many prominent Washington based authors and historians. History buffs got the chance to meet the authors and enjoy a charming musical performance. The piano was Steinway’s 100,000th. It was presented by Steinway and Sons to President Roosevelt January 1903. The piano was decorated with the coats of arms of the thirteen original states had a beautiful painting etched under the lid.¬† Lovely!

Several authors were at the event signing books. Artist John Hutton showed us how to draw. He also signed copies of his book, ” How To Draw The Presidents.” Roland Mesnier, who was a White House chef¬† for over 30 years signed copies of his book, “White House Desserts” and the “White House In Gingerbread.” Osbourne Mackie was there showcasing famous artifacts and signing his book, “The Stephen Decatur House.” Author Peter Waddell, a New Zealand native gave wonderful advices on success and longevity. Waddell signed copies of his book, “An Artist Visits The White House Past” and gave wonderful anecdotes about his experiences, which lead to his success in America.

If you are a Jackie kennedy fan then you may see her featured in the White House quarterly. The book ” Mid-Century Fashion and First Ladies: From Ready -to-Wear to Haute Co

If you would like to purchase a book, then visit the White House Historical Association’s website to purchase the books mentioned in this article.