There is probably no better place to be during the holidays than the White House. I was privileged to attend the ceremony for the 2010 Winners of the IMLS (Institute for Museum and Library Services) National Medal. First Lady Michelle Obama elegantly presented each award in the East Room.
Afterwards, attendees toured the Red, Blue and Green Rooms, each with individualized Christmas trees and decorations, on their way to the State Dining Room for a reception. It was a rare treat to see the sculpted white chocolate model of the White House, complete with First Dog Beau and interior rooms!
—Nancy E. Gwinn