The Executive Mansion sets a standard for fashion, glitz, and glamour. Presidential gifts bring out the best (impulses) and worst (taste) of the American people while global guests seek to impress. After all, what kind of bling do you get for the POTUS who has everything?
Enjoy this sampling of the exuberance and excesses occasioned by the office of the presidency, from elegant apparel to heartfelt folk art, to ostentatious furniture and one-of-a-kind keepsakes. While primarily focused on the rich array of original content drawn from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s own collection, the exhibit highlights items from every presidency. You won’t be able to unsee some of these over-the-top accouterments!
Come explore for yourself, from stately pearl-adorned evening gowns to ostentatious furniture, solid gold commemorative coins to questionable keepsakes, and everything in between at this exciting new exhibit open from March 7, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
“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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