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The 2018 Blair House Christmas Ornament

Introducing the

3rd Annual Blair House Keepsake

with original artwork by Washington artist, Peter Waddell

The 2018 Blair House ornament features the Lee Drawing Room, also known as the Dillon Room, one of the most beautiful drawing rooms in the Blair House complex. It is located in Lee House, one of the four townhouses that comprise the President's Guest House.

Price: $25.00

Lee House was built in 1858 by Francis Preston Blair for his daughter Elizabeth and husband Samuel Phillips Lee. It was purchased by the U.S. Government in 1943 and annexed to the neighboring Blair House to create our nation's guesthouse.

The 2018 ornament, the third in a series of ornaments initiated in 2016 by the Blair House Restoration Fund, features two original works of art by acclaimed Washington artist, Peter Waddell - the beautiful and historic Lee Drawing Room on one side, and the iconic Blair Front Door on the reverse side.

Also available online are the 1st (2016) and 2nd (2017) edition keepsakes

The 2016 Blair House ornament, the first in the ornament series, features one of the most heritage-rich rooms of the house -- The Lincoln Room, a room that served as the study of Francis Preston Blair, patriarch of the Blair Family, who met there frequently with President Abraham Lincoln and other American presidents.

The 2017 ornament represents the Truman Study which honors President Harry S. Truman, who used this room as his presidential office from 1948 to 1952. Blair House became the official temporary residence for President and Mrs. Truman, and the adjoining Lee House was used as office and meeting space for the president and his cabinet while the White House underwent a complete renovation.

All proceeds from the sale of this and future ornaments will benefit Blair House.