Holland Museum explores history of political memorabilia

Dwight D. Eishenhower "I like Ike" button Courtesy Holland Museum

The Holland Museum is rolling out a new exhibit, Election Reflection: Memorabilia from Holland, starting Oct. 2.

Cigarette pack, Adlai Stevenson for President, 1956 Courtesy Holland Museum

The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 22, will explore the history of political memorabilia and the way it has shaped the campaign trail by taking a look at the types of objects people collect and how they fit into the political process.

The exhibit will feature national and state election artifacts and images that have been collected by members of the Holland community such as campaign buttons, political ads and cigarettes.

“This exhibit showcases the museum’s rich archive and collection from elections of the past,” said Ricki Levine, Holland Museum executive director. “We think this is a perfect time to highlight those items for the community.”

The museum also will host Trivia Night: Election Edition at 8 p.m. Oct. 22 on Facebook Live.

For more information, visit the museum’s Facebook page.

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