Meet the Presidents in the Oval Office
A permanent gallery on the fourth floor of the New-York Historical Society features a detailed re-creation of the White House's Oval Office where presidents have exercised their powers, duties, and responsibilities since 1909. Explore the space and hear presidential audio recordings.
Exhibition highlights include the actual Bible used during George Washington’s inauguration in 1789 and a student scrapbook from 1962 chronicling JFK’s leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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