Throughout history the White House has commemorated Presidents' Day in various ways, from gifting Andrew Jackson a 1,400 pound slab of cheese to parades, plays, balls, and luncheons, each presidency celebrates the day in their own style. This year Presidents' Day is February 15, and what better way to mark the occasion by reading up on some of this country's presidents available through San Jose Public Library!
Educational Online Resources
Free Website Educational Resources
- Digital Public Library of America: explore a variety of items related to the presidency, including images, video, articles, etc.
- Presidential Portraits (Smithsonian): offers a complete gallery of U.S. presidents as well as educational lesson plans and research.
- Presidential Potpourri History Happy Hour: Sign up for this special free virtual Presidents' Day historical discussion, presented by White House Historians on February 18, 2021.
- White House History with Susan Page: First daughters Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson, and former U.S. Chief of Protocol Lloyd Hand, offer personal reflections on Lyndon B. Johnson.