Archive for December, 2015

Happy Birthday Andrew Johnson!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Andrew Johnson:

Born on December 29, 1808. If still alive today he would be 207 years old!

Presidential Term: 1865-1869

Fun Facts:

-Succeeding Lincoln, Johnson found himself in bitter battles with Congress over Reconstruction. He was impeached and tried by the Senate, but was acquitted by one vote.

-Johnson was the only southern senator to stay loyal to the Union.


The Truman Legacy

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Each year The Little White House hosts a two day symposium, which we call The Truman Legacy.  This years 14th annual symposium will take place  March 18-19th, 2016.

For registration information:


Previous topics include:

2015 – The Public Healthcare Legacy of Harry S. Truman

2014 – The Truman Legacy Symposium on Truman’s Nuclear Legacy

2013 – The Truman Legacy Symposium on National Security

2012 – The Truman Legacy Symposium on Foreign Aid

2011 – The Civil Liberties Legacy of Harry S. Truman


Happy Birthday Woodrow Wilson!

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Woodrow Wilson:

Born on December 28, 1856. If still alive today he would be 159 years old!

Presidential Term: 1913-1921

Fun Facts:

-After initially opposing World War I (1914-1918), Wilson led the U.S. into the war and drafted the peace plan that ended it. Wilson then fought to create the League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations.

-Wilson was the first President to hold a news conference.


Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!


Hometown Pass

Monday, December 14th, 2015
Key West Residents that sign up for the Hometown Pass program will receive free admission to Harry Truman’s Little White House when accompanied by a guest who has purchased a FULL FARE ADULT TICKET.
***Tickets may not be purchase online and must be purchased from a Historic Tours of America attractions booth.***

CASTmember Spotlight– Bruce J

Monday, December 7th, 2015

10 things you didn’t know about Bruce:

1. Bruce thinks the most interesting thing about Mr. Truman is that he was a “regular guy”.

2. His favorite book is Shogun: A Novel of Japan, by James Clavell.

3. He is from a small town south of Boston, Massachusetts.

4. His favorite thing about Key West is the weather.

5. His favorite president is JFK.

6. His favorite show is American Pickers.

7. His favorite actor is Jack Nicholson.

8. He enjoys listening to 50s-90s rock.

9. If he could meet any historical figure it would be Abraham Lincoln.

10. If he could go anywhere in the world he would like to go to Paris.

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Locals day!

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

It’s the last locals day of the year! Come on down and take a tour with us!


Happy Birthday Martin Van Buren!

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Martin Van Buren:

Born on December 5, 1782. If still alive today he would be 233 years old!

Presidential Term: 1837-1841

Fun Facts:

-Van Buren was the first President to be born an American citizen, rather than a British subject.

-Van Buren’s Presidency was marred by an economic depression that led to bank failures and food riots. He was easily defeated for reelection.