When Did the White House Become the “White House”?
by Donald Hickey
Friday, September 21, 2018
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
North Platte Public Library
This PowerPoint program—featuring portraits, illustrations, and newspaper evidence—will examine the origins and early history of the White House, which today is arguably the most famous building in the world. Special attention will be paid to when and how the White House got its name. Although conventional wisdom holds that the name originated when the White House was rebuilt after being burned during the War of 1812, the evidence suggests that the name was in use as early as 1802, a mere eighteen months after the building was first occupied by President John Adams.
Don Hickey is a professor of history at Wayne State College. He is an award-winning author who has published eleven books and over a hundred articles, mainly on the War of 1812 and its causes.
This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Seating is limited so please call the library at 535-8036, ext. 3301 to reserve a seat.