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Old Glory, New Vision

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Old Glory, New Vision is a $6M capital campaign that will fund transformational improvements to the National Historic Landmark residence and grounds of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity and enthusiastic support of our donors, friends, and advocates, we have surpassed our goal. This in no way means that our work is done! There is so much still to do – and build, preserve, and grow. Please continue to spread the word about OldGloryNewVision.org!

 

A Gateway to the Future—and the Past

The centerpiece of the capitol project is the Johnson-Floyd Family Presidential Commons that will sustain the purpose and increase the prominence of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Exciting features included in the Presidential Commons are the Stan and Sandy Hurt Presidential Promenade; the Presidential Medallions made possible through the generosity of the Efroymson Family Fund; and in Citizenship Plaza, the Book of History made possible by Georgianne Neal and Andrea Neal, and the Charters of Freedom made possible by Elaine Kops-Bedel and Eric Bedel.

We are excited that this will create additional opportunities for engagement, enhance connectivity in downtown neighborhoods, and celebrate the legacy of Benjamin Harrison in new and beautiful ways.

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“Great lives do not go out. They go on.” — President Benjamin Harrison

We should not forget that Benjamin Harrison—Hoosier; citizen soldier; African-American voting rights advocate—was the 23rd president of the United States and the only president ever elected from Indiana. And we should not forget the monumental significance of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site itself.

The Old Glory, New Vision capital campaign will make the Presidential Site truly unforgettable. By raising $6 million, we will transform our grounds, elevate our national profile, and reclaim our shared place in the landscape of American history.

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President Benjamin Harrison

A Foundation for the Future

At the heart of the Presidential Site is the Harrison residence itself. Built nearly 150 years ago by Benjamin and Caroline Harrison, its stone and brick walls contain more history per square inch than many larger museums. However, it is in need of essential maintenance and renovations. Over $1 million of our fundraising efforts will ensure the home continues to be structurally and functionally sound well into the future, and continues to educate and serve tens of thousands of students and visitors each year. Your investment in the Old Glory, New Vision capital campaign compounds interest in our shared history, and helps inform conversations our country is having today about shaping tomorrow.

Let’s Make History Together

With your support, we are making this once-in-a-generation project a reality, and sustaining the legacy of Indiana’s only elected president today, tomorrow, and for the century to come. There is still much more work to be done. Don’t wait. Donate Now.

Questions? Contact Becky Honeywell at Bhoneywell@bhpsite.org

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Since 1966, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has shared the legacy of 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison with about 30,000 people annually. Through our #GivingTuesday campaign: we're raising funds to expand the opportunities for more children, youths and adults to experience this unique piece of American history. From daily tours and educational field trips to annual events and the Future Presidents of America leadership program, the Presidential Site has an experience for everyone. Show your support by Giving the Experience today!

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