White House family dining room unveiled

Michelle Obama Unveils Refurbished White House Dining Hall
Michelle Obama Unveils Refurbished White House Dining Hall

The White House opened its doors to the newly refurbished Old Family Dining Room, and First Lady Michelle Obama decided to celebrate by surprising visitors during a morning White House tour. According to NBC News, the dining room has a fresh coat of paint, new golden metal wall sconces, and a black and white Anni Albers rug.

According to the White House blog, the dining room was established by President John Quincy Adams in 1825 as a place for his family to have meals together. It served as a breakfast room until 1961 when First Lady Jackie Kennedy converted the space into a dining hall, and it's been used as staging during state dinners ever since.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jenna Bush Hager, one of the first daughters of former President George W. Bush, celebrated the opening by surprising tour guests. I'm sure they were all excited to see the refurbished dining hall, but even more so to see the First Lady.

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