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Meet America’s Presidents & the Architect Who Built the White House at Two New NSU Exhibits – Sept. 22 to Nov. 24

James Hoban's drawing of the south front of the President's House, 1818. Provided by the Library of Congress, courtesy the White House Historical Association.

James Hoban's drawing of the south front of the President's House, 1818. Provided by the Library of Congress, courtesy the White House Historical Association.

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – History buffs are in for a rare treat this fall when the Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) features two concurrent White House exhibits in its Second Floor Gallery, including one with letters handwritten by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Starting Sept. 22, participants can travel back in time to “meet” America’s past presidents and James Hoban, the architect of the White House. The concurrent exhibits include:

  • James Hoban:
    Architect of the White House

    A traveling panel exhibit from the White House Historical Association on the design and construction of the White House by the 18th century Irish architect James Hoban.
  • Presidential Letters and Signatures
    from the Collection of Sheldon C. and Rosalind Kurland

    Featuring original documents and hand-written correspondence signed by George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and many more. Get a glimpse into the personal and professional lives of nearly all of America’s past presidents.

Both exhibits will be on display through Nov. 24 in the Second Floor Gallery inside NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, at 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. in Davie. The exhibits are FREE and open to the public during the following hours:

  • Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

As part of the exhibits, special lectures and tours will also be offered, including:

  • Faculty lecturer David Kilroy presents “The White House Architect: James Hoban and Transatlantic Identity” on Thursday, Sept. 23 at noon.

Stay tuned for more events to come! For more information on the exhibit or related events, please visit http://nova.campusguides.com/hoban or call 954-262-4637.

Media Contact:
Andra Liwag, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 (office), 954-873-8494 cell, andrali@nova.edu