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Exhibit: The Kennedy Rose Garden, Traditionally American-through 9/12/2015

“The Kennedy Rose Garden, Traditionally American” Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Aug. 7 and 8 and Sept. 7. Through Sept. 12. On Sunday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a free garden-party open house with garden-related activities, floral demonstrations, tours and kids’ programs. White House Historical Association’s Decatur House, 748 Jackson Place NW, Washington.

Appointed DC Council legislation to be scanned and published

Key Pre-Home Rule Documents Unseen for Decades Now to Be Published

Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, today announced an historic agreement with the National Archives to scan and publish all the legislation of the presidentially-appointed District Council that preceded the current, Home Rule iteration of the same body. The project, initiated by Councilmember David Grosso, will return these documents to broad public view for the first time ever.

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