Smithsonian Spotlight: Political Memorabilia
For curators at the National Museum of American History, the conventions of 2008 and all the conventions that went before are brought to life through the memorabilia and artifacts they've gathered for the museum's permanent collection. Come see what it's like to decide what becomes political Americana.
On the Campaign Trail
Hot on the trail of political keepsakes, Smithsonian curators collect the curious and the quirky.
There's MORE to the story. Discover the inspirations, see the artifacts and meet the experts of the Smithsonian Institution.
FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
The National Museum of American History's political memorabilia collection is vast and varied. Well beyond just buttons and banners, this collection also includes an artifact from the campaign trail of Davy Crockett!
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