Taylor Thomas At White House Spring Liquidation Sale

Everyone certainly is familiar with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  But have you ever heard of the White House Historical Association?  It’s been around for over 55 years and today the Association held a rare one-day spring liquidation sale.  We had a chance to get an up close and personal look at some of the items.  The sale featured a wide range of White House inspired merchandise, including White House Christmas ornaments, fun children’s toys, classic jewelry and accessories, and captivating books.  Today’s sale ran from 9am to 5pm and was open to the public.

The White House Historical Association was the brainchild of then First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.  She envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come.

Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $45 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.

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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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