Author of Seasons Greetings from the White House
December 5, 2018
11:00 AM Lecture
Casual buffet luncheon in the magnificent White House East Room. Seating is first-come-first-served.
Following the luncheon, Mary will sign copies of her bestselling book Seasons Greetings from the White House, now in its eighth edition.
Mary Evans Seeley is a collector, historian, lecturer, author and publisher of two books about Christmas at the White House.
She and her husband, Ronald, have the most extensive collection of Presidential Christmas memorabilia in the country. Parts of The Seeley Collection have been on display at the White House on two occasions and have been on exhibit at ten Presidential Libraries (Nixon, Reagan, Eisenhower, Bush, Truman, Hoover, FDR, Carter, Johnson and Lincoln).
Encouraged by White House Curator, Rex Scouten to write “Season’s Greetings from the White House,” Mrs. Seeley has visited 12 Presidential libraries and birthplaces, met Presidents Reagan and Bush, interviewed Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalyn Carter, and Betty Ford, received communications from Lady Bird Johnson, the Clinton White House and the First Ladies Office of MelaniaTrump White House, and talked with First Family children, including John Coolidge.
Her book, “Season’s Greetings from the White House” is now in its eighth edition. It tells the stories of Christmas at the White House from Calvin Coolidge through Donald J. Trump, documenting nearly a century of presidential Christmases.