Power & Politics


Power & Politics Exhibition | A Showcase of Ohio’s Political Past

Open July 2016 through President’s Day (February 20, 2017)

Shake hands with Lincoln!
On Feb. 20th, guest will have the rare opportunity to touch the bronze hands cast during Lincoln’s time campaigning for office.


At the height of the 2016 election season, the Cleveland History Center is proud to present Power & Politics, an exhibition and video series highlighting the significance of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio on presidential politics.

Using our vast collection of politically themed pieces dating back to the 18th century, the Power & Politics exhibition highlights political fashion statements, Ohio’s presidential conventions, the 1896 presidential campaign, and more.

A captivating experience opening July 14th, 2016 to the public, the Cleveland History Center complements the exhibition with a series of videos exploring the depth and rich history of Ohio politics and the birth of the modern political campaign available here.


Ohio’s Presidential Conventions
The 1896 Presidential Campaign
The Political Button Collection
Political Fashion

Ohio’s Eight Presidents

Special Thank You to Our Partners 

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   American Furniture Collectors of WRHS

Henri Pell Junod, Jr.

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