Day Three: Presidential Sites Summit 2018
Presidential Sites Summit
Willard InterContinental Hotel
This photograph by Matthew D'Agostino was taken on August 29, 2018 at the Presidential Sites Summit. The Summit was hosted by the White House Historical Association and was held in Washington, D.C. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel from August 27-30. Held every two years, the Summit included attendees from institutions all over the country and from across the spectrum of the historical profession to discuss key issues and consider the latest trends in topics ranging from operations to outreach and interpretation.
Events for August 29th included panel sessions on presidents and the press, inclusive presidential history, philanthropy and fundraising, and civics education. Panelists and speakers included: Martha Kumar, Frank Sesno, Richard Benedetto, Mike McCurry, Ron Nessen, Susan Page, Kenneth Walsh, Jon Meacham, Judy Woodruff, Gail Berry West, William Antholis, Catherine Allgor, Edward Ayers, Leslie Bowman, Timothy Naftali, Katherine A.S. Sibley, Rhett Wilson, Stacy Palmer, Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Gary Cole, Alan Dabbiere, Phil Hills, Ann Stock, Roland Mesnier, Bob McGee, Stewart McLaurin, Mark Updegrove, Anita McBride, David Ferriero, Cokie Roberts, Louise Dubé, Lee Rainie, Paul Sparrow, and Tom Walker.