March 2, 2012
‘Indiana’s Favorite Sons’

Most Hoosiers are familiar with Benjamin Harrison, our native Indiana sonwho made it all the way to the White House in the late 1800s.  What most people might not be familiar with, however, is the slew of other Indiana presidential and vice-presidential candidates, some who garnered success and others who didn’t quite reach their goal.

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site explores these influential men in their latest exhibit, Indiana’s Favorite Sons.  This exhibit showcases candidates such as George Julian, vice-presidential candidate on the Free Democrat ticket, and presidential candidates Eugene V. Debs of Terre Haute and Wendell Willkie of Elwood.

Indiana’s Favorite Sons is only in Indianapolis for a limited time: it opens Friday, March 16 and closes Saturday, November 10.  The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with tours every hour and half hour.

An election year is the perfect time to explore and discover more about Indiana’s rich political history.  For more information on this short-run exhibit, click here.

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