That's The Ticket: Presidential Elections 1856-2012

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Compare and contrast every presidential campaign from 1856 through 2012. Every four years, America’s political parties hope that their “ticket” – the presidential and vice presidential candidates – will capture enough electoral votes to win the presidency. "That's the Ticket” provides a synopsis of candidates, election facts, electoral maps, and historic photos. Starting in 1856, the first year that the Republican and Democratic parties faced off in a presidential election, “That’s the Ticket” explores issues in our nation’s political history such as war, taxes, recession, healthcare, immigration, and the environment, and how those issues have played out many times up to the present day.

  • Times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Suggested donation of $5.00 per person