Department Alum & WHHA President Stewart McLaurin to Speak March 1

Stewart D. McLaurin

Stewart McLaurin, a 1981 graduate of The University of Alabama Department of History and current president of the White House Historical Association (WHHA), will return to campus on March 1 to speak as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute‘s (OLLI) lifelong learning lecture series. McLaurin will be in town to discuss the WHHA’s history, current projects, and role in preserving the presidential mansion for future generations. His presentation is entitled, “The White House Historical Association and Five Chapters of White House History.”

Prior to leading the WHHA, McLaurin had stops as an assistant to the US Secretary of Energy, Chief of Staff of the American Red Cross, Executive VP of the Motion Picture Association of America, Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration for the Reagan Presidential Library, VP of Mount Vernon’s Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, and as Executive Vice President of the American Village Citizenship Trust. He hosts the WHHA’s 1600 Sessions podcast, exploring the history of the building itself as well as the people who have lived and worked there for more than two centuries.

McLaurin’s presentation will take place on March 1, from Noon to 1:15 CST, at the Bryant Conference Center. The event is free, but registration is encouraged.