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Presidential Porch Party

The Greatest Spectacle in Porching – Indiana’s most famous porch is hosting a Presidential Porch Party!

Celebrate the Month of May on the presidential porch (and lawn) of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

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Happening This Year

Each year we offer various events open to the community and members alike.
May 19
One-Night Only

Presidential Porch Party

May 19

The Greatest Spectacle in Porching – Indiana’s most famous porch is hosting a Presidential Porch Party!

Celebrate the Month of May on the presidential porch (and lawn) of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

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Jun 3+
Various Days

Coffee with the Curator

First Friday of each Month

Kick off your First Friday in style with this 30-minute event. While you enjoy coffee and donuts, you will get a glimpse our most interesting, amazing and unexpected collection items.

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Jun 17
One-Night Only

Juneteenth Foodways Festival

June 17

Juneteenth Foodways Festival, made possible through the generosity of Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, features an interactive food experience highlighting the hidden history of diverse Hoosiers from the 1860s-1890s from the perspective of African-Americans. It shares Black foodways contributions to American culture with a focus on Dolly Johnson, the White House Chef hired by President Harrison.

 

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Jul 1
One-Night Only

Naturalization Ceremony

July 1

Join us for a transformative program as we partner with the Federal Court to welcome America’s newest citizens as they take the oath of citizenship.

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Jul 4
One-Night Only

Independence Day Social

July 4

Try your hand at vintage yard games on the scenic south lawn, enjoy a free first floor tour of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and cool off with some ice cream while listening to music!

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Aug 13
One-Night Only

28th Annual Wicket World of Croquet

August 13

Presented by the Lacy Foundation

Ready to get a little wicket at the home of an American President? We are excited to announce the 28th annual Wicket World of Croquet will return to the Presidential Site’s newly renovated South Lawn on Saturday, August 13, 2022!

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Oct 14+
Various Days

The Haunted States of America

October 14-15, 22-23, 28-29

Are you willing to brave this maelstrom of spiritual turmoil to help us understand why the undead and spirits of Blue and Gray are intent on occupying the Site at this time?

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Dec 8+
Various Days

Deck the Halls

December 8-11

Create a new holiday tradition with us. This Candlelight Theatre performance offers a heartwarming and interactive theatrical experience for all ages in the historic Harrison mansion.

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Updates on closure

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will be closing at 1:00pm Wednesday, February 2, and will remain closed all day on Thursday, February 3 due to inclement weather conditions. Please check back for updates about Friday, February 4.

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