1889: First White House Tree from White House Holiday Traditions Slideshow

White House Holiday Traditions Slideshow

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1889: First White House Tree

President Benjamin Harrison and his family introduced the first indoor White House Christmas tree in the upstairs oval room, the family’s private parlor. Because the White House did not yet have electrical power, the family decorated the pine branches with candles. 

 

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