u.s. department of the interior
national park service
Editor's Advisory: Members of the media and photographers are invited to a special press preview of the White House Replica, which will be on view SAom 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. John Zweifel, who created the replica, will be at the opening and available for media interviews. For more information, call the National Capital Parks 0ffice of Public Affairs at 426-6792.
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 1
Peace: Main Gatteny
National Visitor Center
at Union Station
20 Years in Making
WHITE HOUSE REPLICA EXHIBIT OPENS AT NATIONAL VISITOR CENTER OCT. 2
For Immediate Release
The White House Replica, an authentic detailed model of the White House which took over 20 years to create, will be in Washington Oct. 2-26 for public viewing.
The replica, measuring over 60-feet long and 20-feet wide, will be open to the public daily at no charge from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Gallery of the National Visitor Center in historic Union Station.
Created by John Zweifel, the replica shows the Mansion as it appeared on July 4, 1976. It is authentic in every detail from the hand-carved furniture to the hand-blown crystal chandeliers. The reproduction also has telephones that ring, quarter-inch working television sets, clocks that keep time and hand-blown lamps that turn on and off.
John Zweifel and his wife, Jan, and their volunteers began the project during the Kennedy Administration in 1961.
National Capital Parks Washington,D.C. [202) 426-6700