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Holiday in the National Parks

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The National Park Service maintains the White House grounds, as well as President’s Park – the 82 acres of land which include statues, memorials and structures surrounding the White House. Presidential families have added to the rich and colorful history of the grounds by planting trees, creating gardens, and building recreation areas. Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson redesigned the garden located along the East Colonnade to feature seasonal flowers and named it for Jacqueline Kennedy.

Nestled in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden beneath the branches of an Osage orange tree is Sylvia Shaw Judson’s bronze statue Gardener – the scene depicted on the 2007 White House Christmas card, painted by David Drummond. Mr. Drummond is a watercolorist whose landscapes represent the beauty seen at our national parks.

Look for Mr. Drummond’s original watercolor painting of the 2007 Christmas card in the East Foyer, along with an original painting by wildlife artist Michael Glenn Monroe, whose illustrations decorate this holiday booklet. The East Foyer is filled with golden aspen trees like those you might see in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey while hiking the long Appalachian National Scenic Trail.