This being Presidents’ Week, we thought you’d enjoy hearing about a special permanent gallery on New-York Historical Society’s fourth floor featuring a detailed recreation of the White House Oval Office, where presidents have exercised their powers, duties and responsibilities since 1909. Visitors to the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan can explore the Oval Office and hear audio recordings of presidential musings. The “Meet the Presidents” Gallery traces, through artwork and objects, the evolution of the presidency and executive branch and how presidents have interpreted and fulfilled their leadership role. Highlights include the actual Bible used during George Washington’s inauguration in 1789 and a student scrapbook from 1962 chronicling John F. Kennedy’s leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
For more, visit nyhistory.org.
– edited by Georgette Gouveia