Sunday, February 17, 2013
The lottery for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll, in its 135th year, opens Feb. 21.
The ticket raffle for the wildly popular White House Easter Egg Roll starts Feb. 21. An online lottery system will distribute thousands of tickets for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll. The event is open to children ages 13 and younger and their families. This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll is April 1 on the South Lawn of the White House. The lottery is open at 10 a.m. Feb. 21. Signing up for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll lottery is free. The deadline for lottery entries is at 10 a.m. Feb. 25. Lottery results will be available on March 1. You will need to create a free account at recreation.gov to be able to enter the lottery when it opens. More information about the event is available at www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
First Canine gives a sneak peek at the 2012 White House Christmas decorations in new video.
Before some 90,000 people walk through the White House to see the 2012 Christmas decorations, Bo Obama, the dog in chief, gave a behind the scenes tour in a new video. “This year’s theme is ‘Joy to All.’ It celebrates the many joys of the holiday seasons: the joy of giving and service to others; the joy of sharing our blessings with one another; and, of course, the joy of welcoming our friends and families as guests into our homes over these next several weeks,” First Lady Michelle Obama said in a prepared statement. The 2012 Official White House Christmas tree is an 18-foot-6-inch Fraser Fir from Jefferson, N.C. To continue this year's theme of service, many of the ornaments were created by military children living on U.S. Military Bases …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Gardens will be open for viewing several days in October for annual tour.
If you are one of those people in Northern Virginia who doesn't visit monuments or the White House unless relatives are in town or you wait until there is a special occasion, you might want to consider getting tickets to this: The annual fall tour of the White House gardens. The White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors on four dates this fall: Visitors will get an up-close view of the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and South Lawn of the White House. The White House Kitchen Garden – the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden – will be accessible to tour guests. These garden tours are free and open to the public; however, a ticket is required for all attendees (including …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Smithsonian's American Indian Museum and the White House join forces as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative to fight childhood obesity.
Native Americans have been an important part of the Olympic Games over the years. From Jim Thorpe to Billy Mills, American Indians have broken boundaries and brought home gold and silver medals in the world's greatest sporting competition. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian joined forces with the White House Saturday as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initative to combat childhood obesity. The two groups hosted an Olympic Fun Day to get kids moving while learning the history of Native Americans in the Olympic Games. Children also had the chance to participate in a Let's Move scavenger hunt Saturday in the Enid A. Haupt Garden behind the Smithsonian Castle. Do you have photos from either event? Click "…