A timely new exhibit designed to engage students, families, and visitors of all ages with the presidential election season. “Headed to the White House” was created by the National Constitution Center and uses artifacts, interactive, multimedia, and role playing opportunities to guide visitors along the campaign trail and into the Oval Office.
The exhibit is timed to coincide with the 2016 presidential election and the National Democratic
Convention taking place this July in Philadelphia.
“Every four years, Americans come together to debate the meaning of the Constitution and to elect the president of the United States,” said National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen. “In this engaging exhibit, visitors can educate themselves about the history of presidential campaigns and the constitutional values that unite us in the electoral process.”
The “Headed to the White House” journey begins with Election History. Three historic elections – Martin
Van Buren and William Henry Harrison in 1840, Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover in 1932, and
Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey in 1968 – provide the framework for visitors to explore how
presidential elections have changed, and have remained the same, for over 200 years. Highlights include
fun presidential facts and an introduction to how constitutional amendments have influenced the
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Friday, June 3, 2016 – 9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106