Exhibits - 1998
November 25, 1998 to January 31, 1999
Chances are good that you know someone who is a "collector," whether it is stamps, glassware, or perhaps even Presidential memorabilia. You know the type, they have to stop at junk shops and antique stores whenever they travel. They are on a quest to find that perfect missing piece to add to their collection. It was just such a trip to a political memorabilia shop in Washington, D.C. that would start Ron Seeley and his wife Mary down a long path that would eventually lead to the White House itself.
August 22, 1998 to October 25, 1998
"Flexing the Nation's Muscle, Presidents, Physical Fitness, and Sports in the American Century" is a traveling exhibit assembled by the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in association with the President's Council on Physical Fitness and the National Archives. Focusing on the 20th Century, Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt through Bill Clinton, this exhibition uses text, photographs and more than 110 original artifacts to illustrate how the Presidency has become -- to use Roosevelt's phrase -- "a bully pulpit" from which to extoll a nation to remain strong and healthy through a regular program of physical activity.