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White House Historical Association

Informative, professional, hands-on, content rich, and awesome! Full immersion in the history of the White House and how it impacts our country—it is a history teacher’s dream!

— 2017 Cohort Member

2018 Applications Closed

The White House is an enduring symbol of the United States. Discover the history behind this iconic building and explore how you can use the stories from the White House to enhance your social studies classroom at the 2018 White House History Teacher Institute.

Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20, 2018

This five day teacher workshop is hosted by the White House Historical Association in Washington, D.C. at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History. The Institute will feature discussions with historians, local site visits, inquiry based learning activities, and more. 

Daily sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A detailed schedule will be distributed in late spring to accepted participants. 

Upon acceptance, participants will be required to pay a registration fee of $100 to secure their place in the Institute. This fee will cover:

  • All Institute sessions and site visits
  • White House Historical Association resources and materials
  • Breakfast and Lunch (Monday through Friday)
  • Shared dormitory housing at George Washington University

Participants will be responsible for travel to Washington, D.C. and evening meals throughout their stay. At the conclusion of the Institute, participants will receive a $500 reimbursement for travel and incidental expenses.

Limited spaces are available. Applications will be accepted through February 1. Applicants will be notified of a decision by February 15. 


Who is eligible to apply for the 2018 White House History Teacher Institute?

The Institute is open to all educators, including librarians, media specialists, curriculum coordinators, pre-service and classroom teachers. Priority will be given to middle and high school educators who work directly with students. 

How close are the dorms to the site of the sessions? What if I don’t want to stay there?

Dormitories are located on the George Washington University campus, just a ten to fifteen minute walk from the National Center for White House History. Housing will be available the night of Sunday, July 15 through the morning of Saturday, July 21. Participants who choose not to stay in the dorms will still be responsible for the $100 registration fee.

Does the Institute include a visit to the White House?

We do hope to schedule a tour of the White House, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please be aware that even if we tour the house, it is extremely unlikely that you will meet the President or First Lady.

Please send any additional questions to

The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is a private non-profit educational organization with a mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Executive Mansion.  

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