Donald Hickey

Examines the origins and early history of the White House, which today is arguably the most famous building in the world.

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This Power Point 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. We will pay special attention 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.

Donald Hickey

Title: Professor of History - Wayne State College

Email: dohicke1@wsc.edu

Phone: (402) 375-4030

City: Wayne


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