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While the debate at Lynn University focused on who will be the President of the United States for the next four years, a display in the campus library took a look back. Wayyyyy back. Think buttons from George Washington’s inaugural. Ribbons from Abraham Lincoln’s era. Fans encouraging Americans to “Keep Cool-idge.” Reagan bedroom slippers.
John Clark’s love of political memorabilia dates back to Kennedy and Nixon campaign buttons purchased at a fair in 1960. Since then, he’s amassed a collection that, he notes, spans from George W. to George W. – as in George Washington to George W. Bush.
“I love it because I love history, and I love political history and I love to preserve it,” he told us. “Most of the best collections are in the hands of private collectors because they’re so obsessive and paranoid about getting items and preserving items and keeping them. That’s what I love to do, and I love to put on displays so people can see how campaigns were run in the past 200 years.”
This is Florida, and the Sunshine State was center stage for one of the most historic elections in recent memory: The 2000 campaign that ended in a Florida recount and a Supreme Court decision. Clark says he has one of the voting machines from Palm Beach County that year, and a few of those famous hanging chads.
Monday, October 22 2012, 06:58 PM CDT
National exhibit on Civil War in Nashville
May 20, 2013 08:09 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A national traveling exhibit on the Civil War will be on display at Nashville's Green Hills Library beginning on Monday.
The exhibit lets viewers experience the war through the eyes of politicians, soldiers, families and freed slaves. It includes letters, personal accounts and images that demonstrate how people grappled with the end of slavery, the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of the war and the role of a president in wartime.
According to the library, the Gilder Lehrman Institute developed the exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
More information on the exhibit is available at http://www.library.nashville.org .
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