First Ladies National Historic Site regularly announces news relevant to the park and its partners. News Releases that were issued within the past 90 days are available below.
Released Thursday, August 23
Did You Know?
When British troops burned the White House in 1814, Dolley Madison fled taking with her state papers, pieces of silver and a full length portrait of George Washington. The Madisons would never live in the White House again but were committed to rebuilding it as a symbol of the republic.