AAUW-Sponsored Exhibit Debuts at Newseum

February 29, 2012

Last week, AAUW joined the Newseum to celebrate a brand new exhibit that explores the “story behind the story” of presidential elections past.

The exhibit, “Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press,” is an American history book come to life. From the Sarah Palin costume that Tina Fey wore on Saturday Night Live in 2008 to John F. Kennedy’s handwritten notes taken during a presidential debate, the exhibit uses artifacts and insider details to recreate memorable moments of American democracy.

As the lead sponsor of the exhibit, AAUW is excited to add to our current efforts to educate and mobilize young women for the 2012 election by partnering with the Newseum to encourage Americans to learn about elections and to vote.

Call us biased, but our favorite part of the exhibit is the mock voting booth bearing our name. It’s our hope that the visitors who “vote” in our booth will take home that excitement and vote in the presidential election in November. Stay tuned for updates on who’s “winning” in our Newseum election.

Check out the photos from the exhibit’s grand opening, or see it all for yourself and start planning your own trip to visit the Newseum. “Every Four Years” will be open through Inauguration Day 2013. Already seen the exhibit? Tell us your favorite part in the comments!

Rachel Wallace By:   |   February 29, 2012

1 Comment

  1. advocatepat says:

    And so… did anyone else enjoy the moose costume that was featured alongside Tina Fey’s suit and Hillary’s jacket? The exhibit is most informative and colorful, reflective of the values and issues important during each of the presidential campaigns. My favorite part was the voting booth with AAUW’s logo prominently displayed. i would have loved to cast my ballot; alas the line was too long. Thank you, AAUW, for staying relevant and for urging citizens to become informed and to vote. This is a powerful avenue for striving toward equity for women and men.

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