Today in 1800 President John Adams moved into the White House, the first chief executive to live in what was then called the President’s Mansion. One of the house's most adorable stories - though possibly an apocryphal one - is the time in 1862 that Abraham Lincoln supposedly helped a couple elope. Plus: the New England WizardFest gets underway this weekend in Massachusetts. Mischief managed!
We've got a little bit of everything today.
Some excellent links from the past week.
If you could have a beer with any US president from any time in history, who would it be? - Trish
I'm sure someone has asked you this before, however, out of all the presidents that you studied for your book who was the most fascinating president and why? - Christine
My friends in New Hampshire brought me in for a special episode of their podcast Civics 101 - on who can and can't run for President.
What was the biggest surprising thing you learned while writing Dead Presidents?
If you were to write a book about a living president, who would you pick and why?
U.S. Presidents have the most scrutinized job in the world - and that means their families also go under the proverbial microscope. I got to talk with my pals at NHPR's Word of Mouth about some of the most memorable presidential offspring.
Today it's the president's official guest house. In 1950 it was the site of an assassination attempt.