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Dive into the Presidency for President's Day

Read about former Presidents, see George Washington in a whole new way, and flip through photos from past preidencies.

This President's Day, tap into your patriotic spirit by learning more about the presidency. Travel through time by reading about former Presidents, looking at George Washington in a whole new way, and flipping through photos from the past. 

Meet the Presidents

Look into the past by browsing The White House's collection of Presidential biographies. Learn about our former President's lives inside and outside of the office.

George Washington, in HD

As part of the White House’s partnership with the Google Art Project, the painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart that hangs in the East Room was photographed in extraordinary detail using super high resolution or "gigapixel" photo capturing technology, which enables you to study details of the brushwork and patina beyond that possible with the naked eye.

Celebrating President's Day: A Visual Trip through the Past

Check out the President's Day gallery that includes the pages from George Washington's first inaugural address and other inaugural moments from 13 Presidential Libraries.

Catching up with the Curator

Spend a few moments with Bill Allman, the White House curator, to learn about the backstory on former President Theodore Roosevelt's official portrait and the history of the Presidential Seal.

President Barack Obama 101

Finally, learn about President Obama and keep up with his administration by following @WhiteHouse on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+, and Tumblr.