LIVE! Presidents’ Day

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LIVE! Presidents’ Day

Celebrate President’s Day at the President’s Home! Live enactors engage with you and your guests as if it were 1891 and the Harrisons are home from the White House for a brief trip.

Tour through Benjamin Harrison’s beautiful 1874 Italianate Victorian home while masterful reenactors engage with you and your guests. Visit with the President in his library, say hello to the butler in the back parlor, see what the cooks are making in the kitchen, and speak with Mrs. Harrison in the dining room.

Plus! Author Ray Boomhower will be on hand in the Welcome Center to sign copies of his new biography, Mr. President: A Life of Benjamin Harrison, from 12:00 – 3:30 p.m.!

Ray Boomhower is senior editor at the Indiana Historical Society Press, where he has edited the popular history magazine Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History since 1999. Boomhower has written biographies of such notable Hoosiers as Ernie Pyle, Gus Grissom, Lew Wallace, Juliet Strauss, May Wright Sewall, Jim Jontz and John Bartlow Martin.

Boomhower’s latest book examines Harrison’s rise to political prominence after his service as a Union Army general during the Civil War. Harrison’s adopted state, Indiana, played a critical role in national elections during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, furnishing presidential and vice presidential candidates for the two major parties as well as a host of third parties.

This interactive experience is included in the price of admission.

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