Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site The 1875 Italianate Victorian family home of President Benjamin Harrison—our country's 23rd U.S. P The mission of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is to increase public understanding of, appreciation for, and participation in the American system of self-government through the life stories, arts and culture of an American President.

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The last year and a half has shown us that while realities and circumstances can change, experiences live forever in our...
11/30/2021
Donate Now | #GiveTheExperience by Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

The last year and a half has shown us that while realities and circumstances can change, experiences live forever in our hearts.

Today, on #GivingTuesday, help us raise funds to expand the opportunities for more children, youths and adults to experience a unique piece of American history. #GiveTheExperience today:

Since 1966, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has shared the legacy of 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison with about 30,000 people annually. Through our #Givi...

Are you a naturalized citizen? Was your ceremony held at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site? We would like to add y...
11/30/2021
Layota Botteron: Be part of the ‘Book of History’ at the Harrison site - Indianapolis Business Journal

Are you a naturalized citizen? Was your ceremony held at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site? We would like to add you to our Book of History. Contact the Presidential Site at [email protected].

Please see the article in the Indianapolis Business Journal from Central Indiana Corporate Partnership CFO & COO Latoya Botteron for additional perspective.

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is collecting the names and countries of people who were naturalized at the presidential site since 2003—more than 1,500 people—to list in what is officially being called the “Book of History.” But becuase privacy laws preclude the federal government f...

11/30/2021

Ep. 23 “The #Iceberg” on #BenjaminHarrison is out now! 🇺🇸 LISTEN 👉 https://apple.co/3FEJIVs Special thanks to Charles Hyde of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site for hosting us and being a guest expert on #Indiana’s only #President.

On Thanksgiving Day 130 years ago, President Benjamin Harrison addressed the nation in his proclamation:"Among the appro...
11/25/2021

On Thanksgiving Day 130 years ago, President Benjamin Harrison addressed the nation in his proclamation:

"Among the appropriate observances of the day are rest from toil, worship in the public congregation, the renewal of family ties about our American firesides, and thoughtful helpfulness toward those who suffer lack of the body or of the spirit."

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site! 🍗👪 We're beyond grateful for our wonderful staff, volunteers and patrons. What are you thankful for?

On Thanksgiving Day 130 years ago, President Benjamin Harrison addressed the nation in his proclamation:

"Among the appropriate observances of the day are rest from toil, worship in the public congregation, the renewal of family ties about our American firesides, and thoughtful helpfulness toward those who suffer lack of the body or of the spirit."

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site! 🍗👪 We're beyond grateful for our wonderful staff, volunteers and patrons. What are you thankful for?

Since 1966, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has shared the legacy of 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison with ...
11/23/2021
Donate Now | #GiveTheExperience by Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Since 1966, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has shared the legacy of 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison with about 30,000 people annually. Through our #GivingTuesday campaign, we're raising $10,000 by November 30, 2021 to expand the opportunities for more children, youths and adults to experience this unique piece of American history. From daily tours and educational field trips to annual events and the Future Presidents of America leadership program, the Presidential Site has an experience for everyone.

#GiveTheExperience today!

Looking for more ways to get involved? Here are few ways you can show your support of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site's Giving Tuesday campaign:

🤝 Set up your own fundraising page. We will provide you will all of the tools you need!
🤝 Tell your friends, coworkers, neighbors and family why you support the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and encourage them to do the same.
🤝 Volunteer with the Presidential Site! We have opportunities for every interest.

Since 1966, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has shared the legacy of 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison with about 30,000 people annually. Through our #Givi...

11/16/2021

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner, but you can do your part today to preserve a piece of American history and support transformative education programs like Future Presidents of America. Your gift could support one speaker, one etiquette class, one day of programming, and a lifetime of individual confidence and civic consciousness.

#GiveTheExperience: bit.ly/BHGivingTuesday21

During the week, a few of our staff traveled to Stonegate Elementary in Zionsville to present our Settlers & Surveyors p...
11/14/2021

During the week, a few of our staff traveled to Stonegate Elementary in Zionsville to present our Settlers & Surveyors program to the fourth graders. Using a colorful floor map, students learn how the pioneer settlers chose properties for businesses, schools and homes. Thanks for having us, Stonegate Elementary!

During the week, a few of our staff traveled to Stonegate Elementary in Zionsville to present our Settlers & Surveyors program to the fourth graders. Using a colorful floor map, students learn how the pioneer settlers chose properties for businesses, schools and homes. Thanks for having us, Stonegate Elementary!

On Thursday, we hosted our 16th annual Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series. Throughout the night, we took moments to ackno...
11/13/2021
Indiana National Guard band performs at Indiana Roof Ballroom

On Thursday, we hosted our 16th annual Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series. Throughout the night, we took moments to acknowledge and honor our country's veterans. Catch a glimpse of the musical salute performed by a bugler from the Indiana National Guard in this WTHR-TV piece:

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site organized the Thursday event.

11/12/2021
11/12/2021
Thanking our Veterans Past & Present

Listen LIVE from the Indiana Roof Ballroom at 9pm EST for a musical salute as a lone bugler from the Indiana National Guard sounds Taps as a tribute to Veterans who have passed on.

We will be joined by musically-inclined citizens statewide - and nationwide as a bugler performs at both Andrew Jackson's the Hermitage and the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum simultaneously.

Are you looking for a unique way to honor our veterans? Tune in tomorrow for a virtual, #VeteransDay salute. 🇺🇸🎺 Broadca...
11/10/2021
President Benjamin Harrison Site starts new Veteran's Day tradition of community playing song 'Taps' together

Are you looking for a unique way to honor our veterans? Tune in tomorrow for a virtual, #VeteransDay salute. 🇺🇸🎺

Broadcasted live from the Indiana Roof Ballroom, the Indiana National Guard 38th infantry division band will lead us in the playing of Taps. We are asking music students and musically-inclined citizens to pick up their own instruments and participate by playing Taps at exactly 9:00 p.m. from their own front porches.

Learn more:

The President Benjamin Harrison Site wants to start a new tradition, one that would bring people out on their porches on Veterans Day Night. Whitney Ball, events and marketing manager at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, joined us today to share more about their new

Attorney and father David Ziemba shares some of his most memorable experiences at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Sit...
11/09/2021
Benjamin Harrison - Presidential Site

Attorney and father David Ziemba shares some of his most memorable experiences at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and encourages others — especially parents — to be part of our #GiveTheExperience campaign.

Give today: bit.ly/BHGivingTuesday21

Attorney and dad David Ziemba shares some of his most memorable experiences at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and his expectations for the future.

11/05/2021
Coffee with the Curator, November 5, 2021

What is a presidential Proclamation and how have they been used historically?
Jennifer Capps, our VP of Curatorship & Exhibition, explores the proclamations made by Benjamin Harrison and other presidents from flags to Thanksgiving!
Grab your favorite mug, and join us for Coffee with the Curator—sponsored by Tinker Coffee Co.

11/05/2021
Coffee with the Curator, November 5, 2021

What is a presidential Proclamation and how have they been used historically?
Jennifer Capps, our VP of Curatorship & Exhibition, explores the proclamations made by Benjamin Harrison and other presidents from flags to Thanksgiving!
Grab your favorite mug, and join us for Coffee with the Curator—sponsored by Tinker Coffee Co.

When the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site had to close its doors to visitors in 2020, we took to the digital landscap...
11/03/2021

When the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site had to close its doors to visitors in 2020, we took to the digital landscape and offered virtual experiences — including field trips.

While we are now open to safely-conducted, in-person visits, the Presidential Site is committed to meeting people where they are — coming up with new and inventive ways to share the home of our 23rd president with people all over the world.

#GivingTuesday presents the perfect opportunity for the community to help expand opportunities for more youths and adults to experience this great piece of American history.

#GiveTheExperience today: bit.ly/BHGivingTuesday21

#Live #Learn #Lead

When the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site had to close its doors to visitors in 2020, we took to the digital landscape and offered virtual experiences — including field trips.

While we are now open to safely-conducted, in-person visits, the Presidential Site is committed to meeting people where they are — coming up with new and inventive ways to share the home of our 23rd president with people all over the world.

#GivingTuesday presents the perfect opportunity for the community to help expand opportunities for more youths and adults to experience this great piece of American history.

#GiveTheExperience today: bit.ly/BHGivingTuesday21

#Live #Learn #Lead

Timeline Photos
10/31/2021

Timeline Photos

Happy Halloween! 🎃 Did you know, in the Victorian era, people considered the holiday a time to find your true love? This postcard shows a woman playing a Halloween divination game to discover the first initial of her future spouse.

Want to play? On October 31, carve one, spiral peel from an apple. Throw the peel over your shoulder, and it should land in the shape of a letter—the first initial of your future spouse.

10/26/2021

"[Future Presidents of America] teaches you poise and etiquette, and also teaches you how government systems work — and how any system is supposed to work — and what it takes to be a leader."

At the Presidential Site, civic participation is celebrated and encouraged through programs like FPA. Learn how your gift this #GivingTuesday can make an impact: bhpsite.org/learn/youth-leadership-programs/

#GiveTheExperience: bit.ly/BHGivingTuesday21

The Citizenship Project is a major initiative to help the thousands of immigrants in Indiana who are eligible for U.S. c...
10/21/2021

The Citizenship Project is a major initiative to help the thousands of immigrants in Indiana who are eligible for U.S. citizenship each year. Through this free civics and history program, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site offers a unique avenue for addressing the growing demand of naturalization applications. By using art and objects to put American history in context, The Citizenship Project creates a personal and dynamic educational experience beyond pure memorization.

Learn more and register now for our November 2 - December 16 session: https://bhpsite.org/events/the-citizenship-project/

The Citizenship Project is a major initiative to help the thousands of immigrants in Indiana who are eligible for U.S. citizenship each year. Through this free civics and history program, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site offers a unique avenue for addressing the growing demand of naturalization applications. By using art and objects to put American history in context, The Citizenship Project creates a personal and dynamic educational experience beyond pure memorization.

Learn more and register now for our November 2 - December 16 session: https://bhpsite.org/events/the-citizenship-project/

Since 1966, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has shared the legacy of the 23rd U.S. president with the world, yet...
10/19/2021
Donate Now | #GiveTheExperience by Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Since 1966, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has shared the legacy of the 23rd U.S. president with the world, yet there are many who still have not had the opportunity to immerse themselves in such a unique piece of history.

Learn more about how long-time visitor and volunteer Martha Buehner has shared the stories of the Presidential Site: bit.ly/QAMartha

#GiveTheExperience today:

Since 1966, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has shared the legacy of 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison with about 30,000 people annually. Through our #Givi...

Learn more about the Presidential Site's very own VP of Education Roger Hardig—and discover how you can give the gift of...
10/13/2021
Donate Now | #GiveTheExperience by Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Learn more about the Presidential Site's very own VP of Education Roger Hardig—and discover how you can give the gift of experience this #GivingTuesday: bit.ly/QARoger

#GiveTheExperience: bit.ly/BHGivingTuesday21

Since 1966, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has shared the legacy of 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison with about 30,000 people annually. Through our #Givi...

Through our #GivingTuesday campaign, we're raising funds to expand the opportunities for more people to experience a uni...
10/05/2021
Benjamin Harrison in 23 seconds

Through our #GivingTuesday campaign, we're raising funds to expand the opportunities for more people to experience a unique piece of American history and learn more about our nation's 23rd president. From daily tours and educational field trips to annual events, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has an experience for everyone.

#GiveTheExperience today: bit.ly/BHGivingTuesday21

Are you a teacher or parent looking for a historical, educational experience with an Indiana connection? Plan your trip ...
10/03/2021

Are you a teacher or parent looking for a historical, educational experience with an Indiana connection? Plan your trip to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site! From individual tours to class field trips (and yes, even virtual ones) we have you covered.

Visit the home of Indiana’s only U.S. president today: bhpsite.org/visit/plan-your-visit/field-trips/

Are you a teacher or parent looking for a historical, educational experience with an Indiana connection? Plan your trip to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site! From individual tours to class field trips (and yes, even virtual ones) we have you covered.

Visit the home of Indiana’s only U.S. president today: bhpsite.org/visit/plan-your-visit/field-trips/

#OTD in 1832, Caroline Lavinia Scott was born in Oxford, Ohio, to Mary Neal Scott and John Witherspoon Scott. While she ...
10/01/2021

#OTD in 1832, Caroline Lavinia Scott was born in Oxford, Ohio, to Mary Neal Scott and John Witherspoon Scott. While she was First Lady, Caroline told a reporter at the White House that she remembered a happy childhood, enjoying a close relationship with her parents and siblings — an older sister Elizabeth, a younger sister Mary and two younger brothers John and Henry.

Caroline’s talents in art and music were nurtured from childhood, and she would go on to receive a degree in music, art and literature from the Oxford Female Institute in 1852. It was during her school years that she met a young Benjamin Harrison.

#OTD in 1832, Caroline Lavinia Scott was born in Oxford, Ohio, to Mary Neal Scott and John Witherspoon Scott. While she was First Lady, Caroline told a reporter at the White House that she remembered a happy childhood, enjoying a close relationship with her parents and siblings — an older sister Elizabeth, a younger sister Mary and two younger brothers John and Henry.

Caroline’s talents in art and music were nurtured from childhood, and she would go on to receive a degree in music, art and literature from the Oxford Female Institute in 1852. It was during her school years that she met a young Benjamin Harrison.

10/01/2021
Coffee with the Curator, September 3, 2021

Good morning! Join us for a very magical Coffee with the Curator. 🏰✨ Jennifer Capps, VP of Curatorship and Exhibition is LIVE at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Learn about the history of the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, the inspiration behind the movie, "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band," and more. Grab your favorite mug, and join us for Coffee with the Curator—sponsored by Tinker Coffee Co.

09/28/2021
Future Presidents of America Testimonial — Stuart

Every year the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site offers several youth and leadership programs for students like Future Presidents of America. Your donation for #GivingTuesday will support programs that encourage bright young minds to become civically engaged, gain valuable leadership skills, and increase their appreciation for history—all while having fun alongside their peers.

#GiveTheExperience today: bit.ly/BHGivingTuesday21

#Live #Learn #Lead

Your gift for #GivingTuesday immediately goes to work helping us share the remarkable stories of our country’s history w...
09/21/2021
Benjamin Harrison - Presidential Site

Your gift for #GivingTuesday immediately goes to work helping us share the remarkable stories of our country’s history with more and more people each year — including IU Health's Konye Ori.

Read more about his experience with the Presidential Site, and consider showing your support today: bit.ly/BHGivingTuesday21

#GiveTheExperience #Live #Learn #Lead

We speak with Konye Ori, director of the Women's Health Service Line with IU Health, about his experience with the Presidential Site.

Are you looking to get involved in Indy Do Day? Come out to the Presidential Site on September 24 to help clean up trash...
09/21/2021

Are you looking to get involved in Indy Do Day?

Come out to the Presidential Site on September 24 to help clean up trash and debris in the surrounding neighborhood. Grab your friends or family and spending a morning beautifying #Indy!

Learn more: bit.ly/DoDayAtBH

Indy Do Day is September 24th.

What will you Do!?

Visit Indy’s newest cause search platform, beselflessindy.org/about. Here you will discover the cause that matters and motivates you to DO! for Indy Do Day and every day.

Make every day a DO! day. Be selfless, Indy. Visit beselflessindy.org.

#indydoday #letsdothis #indyrotary #selflessly #serveindiana #indyhub #leadershipindianapolis

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1230 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN
46202

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 10am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 3:30pm
Thursday 10am - 3:30pm
Friday 10am - 3:30pm
Saturday 10am - 3:30pm
Sunday 12pm - 3:30pm

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President Harrison, summered in historic Cape May, NJ during his presidency and attended Beadle Memorial Church in Cape May Point, NJ which is still in operation today. Come visit the church or follow us online.
An amusing account of former President Harrison’s 1894 vacation in Monmouth Beach, NJ. --Long Branch Daily Record, August 1930 “Gay Nineties Edition.”
Great morning with the 23rd President and the Easter Bunny. #huckleberry
Have you seen this?
This Saturday an event honoring Benjamin Harrison will take place in Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania. This event is to commemorate the 130th anniversary of President Benjamin Harrison visiting the community in 1890.
#2020PresidentialEggRoll
The Benjamin Harrison house is a hidden gem in downtown Indianapolis. It has many original furnishings and personal items. My tour guide, Caitlynn, did an excellent job of explaining the home and its occupants. It was well worth the visit.
Last week we visited the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and really enjoyed the guided tour. We thank "Dave" for his extensive knowledge of Benjamin Harrison and his family. Thank you.
Cartoon of Benjamin Harrison from The National Tribune November 22, 1888 page 1.
We wanted to thank you for a wonderful time yesterday afternoon. We have toured before and always an enjoyable afternoon. But our guide Jeanette really made it special this time. She opened our eyes and put the spotlight on the amazing accomplishments of Caroline Harrison as well. I am a hard-core history nerd and never knew any of the truly amazing firsts and historic accomplishments of this remarkable woman. How in the world did we go through school taking Indiana History and not learn about her??? Thank you Jeanette, I bought her biography yesterday, I can't wait to learn more.
Good morning. I've been engaged in genealogical research into the family history of my mom's side. In my research I've found a distant family member--a 4th great grandfather who's name was Philip Conrad (Sr.); he lived in Dubois County Indiana. According to my research he served directly under John Tipton as part of the Indiana Mounted Militia during the War of 1812. I found the Muster rolls and information that states Tipton was a witness to Philip signing the Muster roll. I found some information that claims Philip Conrad was personal friends with William Henry Harrison. He named one of his sons Henry Harrison Conrad after him. And he was one of three people who voted for William Henry Harrison--holding the election at his personal home. They drew names out of a hat. I was wondering if there was any historical information about William Henry Harrison and the War of 1812 that delves deeper than the general stuff we typically learn? Did he write any letters concerning his personal friends--people who served with him and so on? Anything that may reference Philip Conrad by chance? It's probably a slim chance but I was curious.
Remembering President Harrison's Birthday visit to Ulysses Grant Cottage & The Hotel Balmoral on Mt. McGregor, New York in 1891 (Note: There is a glitch in the first 20 seconds of video)... www.grantcottage.org