Constitution Center follows the long road ‘headed to the White House’

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    Sarah Winski

    Sarah Winski

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller talks with Sarah Winski, exhibits developer at the National Constitution Center.

    As this year’s presidential campaign intensifies, the National Constitution Center is launching an exhibit to provide perspective on the process.  “Headed to the White House” looks at the evolution of the way Americans elect the chief executive. With artifacts, multimedia, and interactive displays, the exhibit aims to engage visitors of all ages.

    A special focus is on three campaigns that marked a turning point in the process: 1840’s matchup between Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison; Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover in 1932; and Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey in 1968.

    Listen to exhibits developer Sarah Winski’s conversation with WHYY’s Dave Heller. Among other tidbits, they reveal the local origins of the word “booze.”

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