Harrison in the News


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:

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site announces $6 Million transformation

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2021)

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site today announced a $6 Million Old Glory, New Vision capital campaign that will significantly enhance its 2+ acres of museum grounds and make renovations to the National Historic Landmark home of the 23rd president of the United States. Construction begins late April/early May and the Presidential Site is inviting community support in its fundraising efforts.

View the Groundbreaking Press Release Here

White House Wit

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.

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Statement from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site on the death of GEORGE H.W. BUSH

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…

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Presidential Site Receives Highest National Recognition

INDIANAPOLIS (April 9, 2018) – The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)…

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Celebrate Presidents Day at Indy landmark

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….

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‘A Trip to Unify’ with President Benjamin Harrison

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”….

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Presidential homes: Famous residences of the commanders-in-chief

(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….

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Will 2018 look like 1890?

(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….

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Automation gains must benefit everyone, not just the elite few

(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….

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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Paula Kerger

(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….

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How the Christmas tree came to Virginia and became a beloved holiday tradition

(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….

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Commentary: White House traditions during the holidays go back over 200 years

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….

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How Hoosier Veteran Benjamin Harrison Helped All Veterans

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….

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Revelations in Civil War-Era Cooking Paint Vivid Picture of President Harrison's Dinner Table

(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…

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How White House X-mas tree changed tradition since 1800?

(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….

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Liars and Litterers and Thieves

Dear Hank and John Podcast

Fast forward to minute 42:51 of this podcast.

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“The bud of victory is always in the truth.” Benjamin Harrison

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