Dive into the Presidency for President's Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.