First lady Michelle Obama, right, greets children of military families in the East Room of the White House during a preview of the 2016 holiday decor, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
People used to visit Bedlam to see the lunatics - there were 96,000 visits in 1814. Entry was free on the first Tuesday of the month. Visitors were permitted to bring sticks to poke and enrage inmates.