Kansas Museum of History - Hail to the Chief

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Kansas Museum of History - Hail to the Chief

The Kansas Museum of History presents Hail to the Chief in the special exhibits gallery, featuring items in the collections related to U.S. presidents.

Coming in the special exhibits gallery is an exhibit on presidents and presidential elections now, through February 24, 2013, at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka.

The Kansas Museum of History marks the 2012 presidential election by looking back at national campaigns throughout time. Besides campaign materials, banners, and personal items, we'll feature souvenirs from the candidates' visits to Kansas. Some of them may surprise you!

Presidents featured prominently in the display are:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

Artifacts featured in the exhibit:

  • Memento of Lincoln's assassination
  • Gown worn to Lincoln's inaugural ball
  • Campaign lectern used by Alf Landon
  • Harry Truman's Panama hat