Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 4, 2008
Residents across the Rocky Mountain Region will be able to experience Washington, D.C. up close and personal when the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee brings the American Presidential Experience, the largest traveling exhibit of presidential memorabilia, into the Mile High City as part of the events and activities associated with Denver's hosting of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Appearing for the first time in the Rocky Mountain Region, the spectacular 150,000-square-foot, non-partisan exhibit invites everyone to learn more about democracy in action through educational exhibits celebrating three centuries of presidential history.
The American Presidential Experience will be open to the public and located at Invesco Field at Mile High (Parking Lot D) from Aug. 22 - 29. The exhibit is managed by Political Americana and curator James Warlick. Warlick is also associated with WorthPoint, a Web 2.0-based data and media company that offers a database of sales records on art, antiques and collectibles. Worthpoint will invite people to bring their own political and presidential memorabilia to the exhibit and have them evaluated by experts.
"We're excited to have the American Presidential Experience come to Denver during the 2008 Democratic National Convention," said Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. "This exhibit provides our city's residents and guests with a wonderful opportunity to learn more about presidential history and democracy in an interactive and engaging way."
The non-partisan exhibit will include a wide variety of items and activities, including life-size replicas of Air Force One and the Oval Office, six presidential libraries (from three Republican and three Democratic administrations), a collection of first lady gowns, and celebrity book author signings.
As part of the American Presidential Experience, experts from Worthpoint will be on hand to evaluate items brought in by the public. Additionally, those at the exhibit will have a chance to auction off items that they bring in.
"We want to give the public a chance to dust off those antiques from generations past to see if there is any monetary worth to them," said Worthpoint CEO Will Seippel. "You never know where there may be a 'diamond in the rough.'"
Adult Individual - $15
Children (2-12 years old) - $10
Senior Citizens - $10
War Veterans/Active Duty - $10
*tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster
Hours of Operation:
Aug. 22 - 28: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Aug. 29: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
American Presidential Experience Exhibit Details:
Authentic Signed Documents (During Presidency) of Every President
Authentic signed documents from every American president while they were in office. This is one of the rarest collections of presidential documents assembled. This collection has just been released for public viewing after storage in a bank vault.
Authors will be on hand to sign books written about American politics and the presidency.
A full-size replica of the White House Oval Office allows visitors to sit behind the president's desk, sign a bill into law and receive a souvenir photo.
Air Force One
Visitors can tour a full-scale replica of the fuselage of Air Force One and receive keepsake photos of the experience.
John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy exhibits
This special exhibit includes numerous items owned by the president and first lady such as clothing, watches, pens, signed notes, etc.
See replicas of three chairs used by President Abraham Lincoln, President John F. Kennedy and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
An actual official limousine is displayed with important historical documentation and photographs of the president riding in it.
Political Memorabilia Appraisals
Bring political collections to the American Presidential Experience, have them evaluated and get the opportunity to sell them in daily auctions.
Official Lanyards and Credentials
Commemorative 2008 American Presidential Experience credential and lanyard will be distributed to each visitor.
Three Centuries of Political Memorabilia
Rare and authentic posters, buttons and other political memorabilia from the 18th to the 21st centuries from the American Political Collectors Association will be on display.
First Ladies' Gowns
An exhibition of inaugural gowns worn by first ladies.
Hail to the Chief: Take the Oath of Office
Visitors can experience taking the Oath of Office and being sworn in as president.
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Mobile Exhibit
A 2,500-square-foot interactive commemoration of the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln in a mobile educational exhibit.
The Flag of the United States of America
Three centuries of authentic, historic flags.
C-SPAN'S Campaign 2008 Bus
The C-SPAN Bus brings the world of public affairs into communities nationwide. The 45-foot bus is equipped with mobile multi-media demonstration centers and TV production units that can be used as studios during live programs, such as C-SPAN's Washington Journal.
White House Animals and Pets
An exhibit chronicling White House pets and animals.
Photos, documents, button, ribbons and political memorabilia from the historic struggle for women's right to vote.
First Ladies' Exhibits
A collection of historic memorabilia of first ladies during their time in the White House.
White House Entertaining
A formal display of White House china table settings from eight different administrations.
A 20-foot-high replica of the George Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
Florida Voting Machine
See one of the authentic, original, controversial voting machines from the 2000 Presidential Election.
From Johnston-Murphy Shoe Company comes eight pairs of shoes including those worn by Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and other presidents.
Presidential Bio Panels
Educational boards representing each president and their lives and times as president and particular memorabilia for each.
Talking Presidential Heads
Ask questions of select presidents and see how they answer in this interactive exhibit.
Children can learn about political issues, cast a live vote and have it immediately tabulated in this interactive format.
White House Touching Façade
Façade where children can reach through openings and guess what the item is on the other side.
Children can play with Lincoln Logs and build a frontier village.
White House Murals
Large prints eight feet high depict the Blue Room, Red Room, Yellow room and others in the White House.
Seventy-five vendors of memorabilia and products will be available to the public.
Historic American Flags
Dozens of authentic historic flags show the evolving and changing flags as America grew.
About Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee:
The Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee has four contractual partners in its work. Those partners are the Democratic National Convention Committee, the City and County of Denver, Kroenke Sports and its own Executive Committee.