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 emancipation proclamation was heard in the depths of the earth as well as in the sky; men were made free, and material things became our better servants.” Benjamin Harrison
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Due to Candlelight Theatre we will be CLOSED for tours this Sunday, December 15, 2019. We will reopen the following day.
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