Trick or Treat

Last night, the President and First Lady hosted Halloween festivities at the White House for local school children, military families and White House staff. Check out a slideshow from the event last night and also some snapshots of past Halloweens at the White House, thanks to the White House Historical Association.

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Caroline and John Jr. visit President Kennedy in the Oval Office on Halloween

Caroline and John Jr. visit President Kennedy in the Oval Office on October 31, 1963. John F. Kennedy Library. October 31, 2063. (by John F. Kennedy Library)

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Fall decorations in the State Dining Room on October 30, 1958. Abbie Rowe, National Park Service. October 30, 2058. (by Abbie Rowe, National Park Service)

U.S. Marine band in costume at a Halloween party

U.S. Marine band in costume at a Halloween party on October 31. 1969. United States Marine Band. October 31, 2069. (by United States Marine Band)

Tricia Nixon hosts a Halloween carnival at the White House for Washington children

Tricia Nixon hosts a Halloween carnival at the White House for Washington children in 1969. Nixon Presidential Materials Project, NARA. October 31, 2069. (by Nixon Presidential Materials Project, NARA)

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Children wear costumes and hold balloons at a White House Halloween party on October 31, 1969. White House Historical Association. October 31, 2069. (by White House Historical Association)

 

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