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Truxal Library Special Topic Guide: Presidents Day - February 21, 2022

Libguide to Honor the Commander in Chief, the President of the United States of America.

Presidents Day is George Washington's Birthday.








Presidents Day, is George Washington's Birthday. It honors George Washington, who led the Continental Army to victory in the American Revolutionary War, and who presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and who was the first president of the United States.

It is a holiday in the United States celebrated on the third Monday of February to honor all persons who served in the office of president of the United States.

The President of the United States lives in a National Park.

"Every president except George Washington has called the White House home and has run the executive branch of the United States government from within its walls. Recognizable around the world, the White House stands as a symbol of democracy. The White House and its park grounds also serve as an iconic place for civil discourse." -National Park Service.

How to Tour the White House.

The White House Visitor Center.

The White House Official Website for The Biden-Harris Administration

The National Archives

The National Archives has the Public Papers of the President in the Federal Register. Presidential Records (44 U.S.C. Chapter 22), and there are as well a list of  Presidential Libraries across the United States with Records of the Commander in Chief.

Presidential Trivia from The Library of Congress and Smithsonian


Presidential Trivia from the Library of Congress. 

"20 Questions: U.S. Presidential Trivia Quiz" 26 Jan. 2021, written by Heather Thomas, reference librarian in the Serial and Government Publications Division at the Library of Congress.







Article about Presidential Pets from Smithsonian Magazine.

Osten, Lauren. A Colorful History of Cats in the White House.  Smithsonian Magazine. 11 Feb. 2022.

Library photo courtesy of Barry Halkin Photography