American Presidential Experience will Showcase:
The American Presidential Experience, a traveling, nonpartisan, interactive exhibit of the American presidency, will be open to the public on Friday, August 31, 2012, through September 8, 2012 10AM to 8PM. The exhibit will include a wide variety of items and activities, including life-size replicas of a Boeing 707 Air Force One and the Reagan Oval Office, authentic presidential limousines and a collection of replicated first ladies’ gowns.
The American Presidential Experience is proud to be part of the events and activities associated with Charlotte’s hosting of the National Presidential Nominating Convention. The American Presidential Experience is fun and interesting for children and adults. Outside of the Smithsonian Museum, the American Presidential Experience is the largest exhibition on the presidency in the country, and includes a unique mix of fun activities for children, while highlighting some of the most important historical moments of America’s political past. All visitors are sure to enjoy themselves.
The exhibit is located at West 3rd street and South Mint Street in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The American Presidential Experience exhibit is managed by curator James Warlick. Warlick has had a love of politics from an early age, opening six political memorabilia stores in Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, and Georgetown from 1989 to 2008. In 2000, he helped the city of Philadelphia coordinate the first “political fest”-type event for its national convention. Exhibits included an Air Force One replica, first ladies’ gowns, a presidential limousine, and political memorabilia collection. Following 9/11, numerous school trips to Washington, D.C., were canceled; in response, Warlick purchased many of Philadelphia’s Political Fest displays, and opened the American Presidential Museum in Branson, Missouri. This exhibit became the foundation for The American Presidential Experience, which began traveling the country in 2006.
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