Protect the Vote

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Protect the Vote

Protecting the Vote, will highlight how the United States voting process has changed over the years and will showcase President Benjamin Harrison’s role in protecting the voting process.

See historical voting machines and how the devices changed over time to provide more security during the voting process. Learn more about Indiana’s only U.S. president’s involvement with the Federal Elections Bill, which would have protected the African American right to vote had it been successful. Artifacts include a direct recording voting system, also known as a lever voting machine, a “hanging chad” voting machine, a glass ballot box, historical ballots and a variety of Harrison’s campaign memorabilia.

Join us for the Grand Opening on Thursday, January 23 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided at this open house-style event, which will take place in the Welcome Center of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

“The flag cannot stand for the benevolent policies of an administration. It stands for more permanent things — for things that changing administrations have no power to change.” Benjamin Harrison

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Update on Presidential Site Tours & Events

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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