President Harrison’s legacy continues to influence and shape our country’s conversations. We are happy to share these headlines that feature our 23rd president and the innovative programs of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Please check back frequently as we update with new and relevant information!
Here are some examples fresh from the headlines in which our 23rd president continues to influence and shape our country’s conversations today:
INDIANAPOLIS (January 8, 2019) – Presidential Humor focused on Presidential parody, caricature, anecdote and witticisms. The exhibit included the quirkier items that have been created through the years.Read More
INDIANAPOLIS (December 1, 2018) – We are saddened by the news of the passing of the 41st president of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and join the nation in sharing heartfelt condolences…Read More
INDIANAPOLIS (April 9, 2018) – The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)…Read More
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Visitors can mark Presidents Day with a uniquely authentic celebration at an Indianapolis landmark steeped in American history: the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site….Read More
INDIANAPOLIS (FOX59) – 10,000 miles, 21 states, all by train and under one month.
A new exhibit takes you back to 1891.. When President Benjamin Harrison gave nearly 150 speeches in 30 days from coast to coast. It was called “A Trip to Unify”….Read More
(DESERT SUN) – Considering a stay in the White House can only last so long, presidential residences often say more about the president than their official libraries or museums….Read More
(THE HILL) – After considering the large number of incumbent retirements, the large margin in the generic ballot, and the abysmally low approval rating of the president, most political analysts have concluded that a Democratic wave is poised to drench the midterm elections….Read More
(THE TELEGRAPH) – When the first electric light switches were installed in the White House in the 1890s, Benjamin Harrison, president at the time, refused to touch them for fear of being electrocuted. For the duration of his presidency, he would ask his staff to flick the switches….Read More
(TV OVER MIND) – One of the most powerful and respected women in modern-day America is Paula Kerger. Since 2006, she has served as the president and CEO of PBS….Read More
(VIRGINIAN-PILOT) – One can always tell when Christmas is approaching.
As I drive through Chesapeake I see so many nice, freshly cut Christmas trees for sale. Each lot is unique, and it’s a sign that Christmas is approaching. It seems like every corner and vacant lot is now full of these beautiful trees….Read More
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – At this time of the year, we are opening our homes to welcome friends and family for the holidays.
In our nation’s capital, the White House is no different.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have decked the halls and swung the doors open to celebrate the season’s festivities….
INDIANAPOLIS (WIBC) – A Hoosier who did a lot for veterans and later became president, also served as an officer in the Civil War. Benjamin Harrison insisted on volunteering, though he had no military experience and when he later was elected Senator helped pass a law to provide for veterans and their families….Read More
(FOOD AND WINE) – During the Civil War era, what you ate depended on how much cash you had to spend.
“We noticed lack more than any affluence,” says chef Alan Bernstein of Alan’s Catered Events. Along with catering manager Betsy Cooprider-Bernstein, he extensively researched mid-19th-century cuisine for the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s Civil War Dinner on November 15th…Read More
(INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES) – The US First Lady Melania Trump has started the First Family’s Christmas celebration in the White House on Monday, Nov.27, which will feature President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1866 edition of “A Christmas Carol” where Christmas stories will be read out to loved ones….Read More
Fast forward to minute 42:51 of this podcast.Read More
“Equality is the golden thread that runs all through the fabric of our civil institutions — the dominating note in the swelling symphony of liberty.” Benjamin Harrison
In light of new public health announcements made by the CDC—as well as by the Mayor of Indianapolis—we are closing the museum for all public events and tours through at least May 1. Until we re-open, please explore our website, which contains an extraordinary array of history & civics e-learning opportunities, including primary resources, original photographs, and 3D scans you can even print! Our staff remain available to serve you (remotely) and we welcome your continued support.
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