On Blair House's Diplomatic Table April 4

Photo by blairhouse.org
Lee Dining Room at the Blair House
Lee Dining Room at the Blair House

Blair House became The President’s Guest House in 1942 to “wage peace.” It hosts official visits of world leaders and special events for the diplomatic corps. Managed by the Department of State’s Office of the Chief of Protocol, its restored interiors and important cultural heritage collections create an elegant, comfortable, and secure setting for international diplomatic hospitality.

 

On April 4, 2018 starting at 6:30 pm, enjoy a lecture with curator Candace S. Shireman about Blair House’s intriguing history as a friendly home-away-from-home for its visitors from the days of presidents Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln to today.

 

Highlights include the ways Blair House sets a welcoming table to meet guests’ needs, efficient service, and aesthetic appeal for a variety of occasions while appropriately incorporating pieces from its historical collections.

 

Purchase Simulcast tickets here.

 

This program is part of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens' Artistic Table Lecture Series.