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Exhibits - 2001

  • White House in Miniature

    November 19, 2001 to February 19, 2002

    There is nothing miniature about this model. It is huge. At fifty-five feet long and twenty feet wide, this model is an eye popper. This exquisitely furnished replica of the White House has drawn record-breaking crowds all over the country. The Zweifel White House in Miniturefamily, with the blessings of the White House, has devoted thirty years of their life researching, executing, moving and maintaining this extraordinary gift to the people of the United States. Been to the White House lately?

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  • Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives

    October 6, 2001 to February 10, 2002

    "Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives" celebrates the 20th century. The images in this photography exhibit highlight major events from the past 100 years-from the Wright brothers' first flight to the construction of the Empire State Building, from Omaha Beach to the Persian Gulf. Other images provide historic glimpses of America's rural and urban landscapes as well as reflect times of economic or social change.

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  • Stripes and Stars

    July 4, 2001 to October 30, 2001

    The Continental Congress resolved in 1777 that"the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation." Since that time, the American flag has been raised high in wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; burned in fervent protest; sewn lovingly onto quilts, caps, pillows, and bags; appropriated by the commercial sphere to sell goods as varied as cigars, designer clothing, and rock-and-roll albums; and faithfully honored every Wooden shield emblemFourth of July to celebrate America's independence.

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  • White House Impressions

    February 1, 2001 to May 31, 2001

    This exhibit features the works of fourteen prominent American artists, representing the thirteen original states and the District of Columbia. Their impressions of "The President's House" are rich in detail and imagination. White House Impressions will be run in conjunction with The White House Garden, and can be seen February 1 - May 31, 2001. Both exhibits are organized and sponsored by the White House Historical Association.

  • The White House Garden

    February 1, 2001 to May 31, 2001

    For two centuries, the garden surrounding the White House has offered a refuge for the nation's Presidents and their families. On the grounds first envisioned by George Washington in 1791, succeeding Presidents and First Ladies have planted trees, built fences, commissioned statues, added fountains, and planted numerous varieties of plants and flowers. These contributions have culminated to create one of the most historic gardens in America.

    The White House Garden will tell the story of this special place. Visitors will experience through photographs the continuing evolution of "The President's Park," some of which has never been open to the general public. The White House Garden will be on display from February 1 - May 31, 2001.

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