Old Glory, New Vision

We are on a journey that is transforming the Presidential Site for years to come.

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“Great lives do not go out,
they go on.”

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OUR COLLECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO PRINT 3D
Move President Harrison’s horn chair around to experience the 3D information.

An inaugural gift from Texas rancher D.M. O'Conner, one of the 3 plaques read: Thermophyae Had Her Messenger Of Defeat But The Alamo And Refugio Had None.

The chair seat is upholstered in original leopard hide.

Charles Puppe crafted the chair in 1889. It has 12 matching Texas longhorns and nickel-plated glass ball casters.

No “Compact of Silence”: Black Civil Rights Advocates in the Harrison Era

No “Compact of Silence”: Black Civil Rights Advocates in the Harrison Era

This special exhibit highlights national and local Black civil rights activists during President Benjamin Harrison’s term in office (1889-1893).

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Candlelight Theatre

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and Candlelight Theatre partner to offer exceptional theatre performances on a stage unlike any other. Each season features 19th and early 20th-century plays within the 23rd President's historic mansion, which provides an authentic backdrop.

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Candlelight Theatre

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and Candlelight Theatre partner to offer exceptional theatre performances on a stage unlike any other. Each season features 19th and early 20th-century plays within the 23rd President's historic mansion, which provides an authentic backdrop.

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“Let those who would die for the flag on the field of battle give a better proof of their patriotism and a higher glory to their country by promoting fraternity and justice.” Benjamin Harrison

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Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series Thursday, November 10, 2022
A Conversation with Mo Rocca Learn more
A Conversation with Mo Rocca Learn more
LIVE! Family Christmas Saturday, December 3, 2022
LIVE! Family Christmas Learn More
LIVE! Family Christmas Learn More

Our Collections

10,000 artifacts under one roof. Get a glimpse into the life of our 23rd president.
A photograph of an intricate coffee cup, complete with gold lining, gold handle, and stars along the mouth of the cup. There is a magnifying glass being used to enhance the detail.
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Coffee with the Curator

Kick off your First Friday in style with this 30-minute event. While you enjoy coffee and donuts, you will get a glimpse our most interesting, amazing and unexpected collection items.

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