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Thousands of people traverse historic Lafayette Park every day to get a glimpse of the White House. The park, right in the heart of the President’s Neighborhood, has a long and storied history that is largely unknown to visitors of this historic space. In this episode of the 1600 Sessions podcast, Stewart McLaurin is joined by Hilary West and Royce…
 
This week, Alyson is joined by John Driver, author of “Not So Black And White”, to discuss his book prior to it’s upcoming release. They also reveal what the big project is that Alyson has been working on! Pre-Order "Not So Black And White": https://amzn.to/39PUMRQ Learn More About The Book: www.notsoblackandwhitebook.com Follow John on Instagram @…
 
The White House is a ceremonial stage upon which our nation welcomes our most important visitors, including foreign heads of state. These State Visits often begin with an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, and the US Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps is a staple of those ceremonies. In this episode, Stewart McLaurin talks SGM J. …
 
Alyson is joined by author of "The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James's 1938-1940”, Susan Ronald. Buy "The Ambassador": https://amzn.to/2YFyqjJ Watch The Interview: https://youtu.be/oykXrcoGFC0 Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com Shop: www.kennedydy…
 
This week, Alyson discusses the recent news of a California parole panel voting in favor of parole for convicted assassin of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan. Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com Shop: www.kennedydynasty.com/shop Recommendations: www.kennedydynas…
 
This week, Alyson is joined by her friend, teacher and historian Ryan Pryor, for part two of a two part series about Robert F. Kennedy’s life changing trip to the Mississippi Delta. Hyannis Port Sweatshirt: www.kennedydynasty.com/compound Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty…
 
This week, Alyson is joined by her friend, teacher and historian Ryan Pryor, for part one of a two part episode about Robert F. Kennedy’s life changing trip to the Mississippi Delta. Hyannis Port Sweatshirt: www.kennedydynasty.com/compound Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynast…
 
On February 23, 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy launched the most historic and celebrated redesign of the White House in its history. In this episode, White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews the authors of “Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration and its Legacy,” James Archer Abbott and Elaine Rice Bachmann …
 
Alyson was joined by President of The White House Historical Association, Stewart McLaurin, to talk about Mrs. Kennedy’s founding of the Association, how her legacy lives on through their day to day preservation of our nation’s treasure, some exciting things they have in store to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Association, and so much more! …
 
This week, Alyson is joined by author of 1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK, David Krell, to talk about his book and overall the historically impactful year of 1962. Buy The Book: https://amzn.to/3hNZdjy David Krell’s Website: http://davidkrell.com University of Nebraska Press: https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/ Watch The Interview: http…
 
This week, Alyson is joined by ABC New’s Chief Legal Correspondent and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dan Abrams, to discuss his new book, Kennedy’s Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby. Buy Soviet Spy Camera Button: https://www.historyhoard.com/collections/new-items/products/soviet-kgb-spy-camera-button-195…
 
This week, Alyson interviews author of O Jackie!, Alexander Carver, as the first official guest in her new occasional “Author Spotlight” episodes—where she shares a Kennedy related book recommendation and lets you hear from the author, themselves. Buy O Jackie! Here Published by http://jnewbooks.com Follow Alexander Carver on Instagram: @kennedy_pr…
 
Alyson talks all about various celebrities who have been romantically involved with members of the Kennedy family over the years, as well as answers a few listener questions and shares the “Inspiring Clip Of The Week”. Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com YouTube: www.ke…
 
Although visitors from around the world have the opportunity to visit the White House every year, few kids have the opportunity to have the experience of their parents working in the White House. Children of White House staff get a special look at the inner workings of the Executive Mansion and some even get to know the President and First Family o…
 
This week, Alyson discusses the timeline of Robert F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination, and shares listener testimonies of when they remember hearing the terrible news. Many clips are featured in the episode, including his acceptance speech, live news coverage from the Ambassador Hotel, and more. Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: w…
 
Alyson is joined by Ryan Pryor for part three of an in depth look and discussion on JFK and his journey on PT-109. Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com YouTube: www.kennedydynasty.com/youtube Shop: www.kennedydynasty.com/shop Recommendations: www.kennedydynasty.com/recom…
 
Nancy Reagan was an iconic First Lady who helped shape the legacy of one of the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century. She was known for the tremendous grace, intelligence, and style that she brought to her role as First Lady and as President Reagan’s most steadfast supporter and admirer. White House Historical Association President S…
 
This week, Alyson shares the story of the first few interactions between Ethel Kennedy and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. History Hoard - Kennedy Pin: https://www.historyhoard.com/collections/new-items/products/john-f-kennedy-campaign-pin?ref=kennedydynasty Use code KENNEDYDYNASTY for 15% off! Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.pat…
 
Since the laying of the cornerstone in 1792, Freemasons have played an important role in the construction and the history of the White House, with members including Irish architect James Hoban and many presidents from George Washington to Gerald Ford. In this episode, White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews Jason Va…
 
Alyson was joined this week by writer, editor, and podcaster, Rachel Burchfield, to talk about Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s style and influence. Rachel's Website: https://www.rachelburchfield.com Podcast Royal: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-royal/id1541073078 History Hoard - Kennedy Pin: https://www.historyhoard.com/collections/new-it…
 
Alyson and Ryan discuss the Bay of Pigs Invasion in part two of this two part episode. Click Here for Ryan's Book Recommendation Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com YouTube: www.kennedydynasty.com/youtube Shop: www.kennedydynasty.com/shop Recommendations: www.kennedydyn…
 
Alyson dives into the differences of the Kennedys' visit to Buckingham Palace on the Netflix series "The Crown" and what actually happened on their visit in 1961. Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com YouTube: www.kennedydynasty.com/youtube Shop: www.kennedydynasty.com/sh…
 
In this episode, releasing on “National Puppy Day”, Alyson talks about the many various pets the Kennedy family owned in the White House, along with some of Bobby and Ethel’s menagerie at Hickory Hill. Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com YouTube: www.kennedydynasty.com/…
 
James Hoban came from humble beginnings as a young carpenter and architect in Ireland, and went on to collaborate with George Washington on the design and construction of one of the most iconic buildings in the world. In this episode, White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews three contributors to the Association’s ne…
 
This week, Alyson discusses the life of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy. History Hoard: https://www.historyhoard.com/?ref=kennedydynasty Use the coupon code KENNEDYDYNASTY for 15% off. Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com YouTube: www.kennedydynasty.com/youtube Shop: www.kennedy…
 
The first White House guidebook was published in 1962 as collaboration between First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy, the new White House Historical Association, and the National Geographic Society. In this episode, White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks to National Geographic Society’s Senior Director of Library and Archives Re…
 
This week, Alyson talks about President Kennedy’s various illnesses and injuries he dealt with throughout his life. Instagram: @kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Shop: www.kennedydynasty.com/shop Recommendations: www.kennedydynasty.com/recommendations…
 
Near the 50th anniversary, Alyson shares the story of Jackie, Caroline, and John Jr.’s secret visit to the Nixon White House to see the official Kennedy portraits, along with some of the history behind the artistic choices of the paintings created by Aaron Shikler. She also answers some listener questions, and shares this week’s Kennedy related new…
 
Alyson is joined by costume designer and Kennedy enthusiast, Noah Berch, to discuss the iconic style of Jackie Kennedy and how her fashion choices continue to influence the industry and culture today. Instagram: @kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com Shop: www.kennedydynasty.com/shop Recommendations: www.kennedydynasty.com/recommendations…
 
In this first episode of 2021, White House Historical Association President Stewart D. McLaurin introduces the Association’s popular virtual program History Happy Hour, and shares conversations with historians, first family members, and other presidential staff about the lives of presidents and first ladies throughout American history.…
 
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