While living in the White House, Abraham Lincoln and his wife held several séances in the Green Room in an attempt to contact the spirit of their son, Willie, who died there.

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Danny on Danny Harris

Danny Harris interviews Danny Harris.

Bardia on Cooking for the President

One day back in the 90's, it was about 2 o'clock on a beautiful summer day and these two gentlemen walked into my r...

Paul on the D.C. Republican Committee

While I think about how much easier my job would be if I worked in a red state like, Texas, I like working for the ...

Alycea on Punching Earthquakes and Tornadoes

I want to tell all of the kids in Washington not to worry about tornadoes and earthquakes because if they come here...

Dan on Seeing Washington from a Piano Bench

I always thought that I was going to be an actor. Music was very easy to me, so I didn’t respect it. I moved to D...

Elaina on the Capitol Steps

You know, no kid sits in elementary school and says, ‘When I grow up, I am going to be a political satirist.’ I...

Jazmyn on Being Busy like the President

I went by the president's house once, but he wasn't home. I guess he was working. My parents say he is really busy.

Mark on Swing’s Coffee

Now, people talk about Starbucks, but Swing's was Starbucks before the idea for Starbucks was even conceived.

Tony on a Career in Espionage

That is how things work in intelligence. Sometimes you work on things that are so sensitive that even your family c...

Archivist of the United States David Ferriero on Being Collector in Chief

To me, the National Archives is about the person on the street having access to the records of his or her governmen...

Ann and Mike on the Reagan Assassination Attempt

I had barely said 'Mr. President' the second time when there was this loud pop,pop...pop,pop,pop, pop. Just like th...

Frank on Buttons

I got original buttons going back to McKinley and Teddy Roosevelt.

Jewell on Oral Histories

Foreign Service wives had, in my day, been very quiet because they did not want their words or actions to reflect o...

Richard on the Treasury Building

Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon, who served from 1921-1932, was one of the first to attempt to recognize Treasury'...

Jewel on Her First Time Voting

The first time I ever voted was for Obama and if he runs again, I will vote for a second time.

Derek on the Greatest Profession on the Planet

I grew up in the hard-core scene in D.C., which is funny to think about now that I own a bar.

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