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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:

President Benjamin Harrison and the Duel Concept of Opening Doors and Doors that are Open

(NUVO) The annual exhibit opening in January 2023 will showcase the history of the Harrison residence from its construction to today. It explores how the site exemplified Victorian tastes in architecture and decorated interiors and the transition of the house from a comfortable family home into a memorial as a college campus for music education to the nationally renowned institution it represents today.

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Holiday Play Looks at Stories Behind Classic Carols

(FRANKLIN DAILY JOURNAL) An upcoming performance hopes to dig into those and other curiosities. Local residents are invited to take a historic leap back into holiday music during “Deck the Halls,” a one-of-a-kind theatrical and musical performance done within the walls of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site on Dec. 8 to 11.

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Neighborhood Infrastructure Program Opens for Project Proposals

(WFYI) The 2023 Indianapolis Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership, INIP, allows organizations to apply for matching grants for sidewalks, roads, trails and other public infrastructure projects.

The Benjamin Harrison Home received money to improve Talbott St that runs behind the site.

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site President and CEO Charles Hyde said the project feeds into other infrastructure improvements.

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21 Best Things To Do in Indianapolis, Indiana (2023 Guide)

(Modre News) The former home of the 23rd President of the United States, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, previously known as the Benjamin Harrison Home, was established in 1874-1875. It includes 16 rooms and Italianate Victorian-era architecture and design.

President Benjamin Harrison is the only president elected from Indiana, and the site plays a unique role in Indianapolis’ history.

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“When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?” Benjamin Harrison

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Due to inclement weather, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will be closed for tours on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

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