Join us for a tour of the Union League and a curatorial discussion of “Sweep the Country: Political Conventions in Philadelphia,” on display in The Heritage Center of The Union League of Philadelphia.
Monday, October 10
5:30pm Building Tour, 6:15pm Exhibit Tour
The Heritage Center of The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-587-5568. Guests can attend either portion of the program, or the two combined. For those attending the tour, please note there is a strict business casual dress code throughout the Union League. Visit http://www.unionleague.org/dress-code.php for more information about the dress code.
Join us for a tour of the League House and a curatorial discussion about the current exhibit, “Sweep the Country: Political Conventions in Philadelphia,” on display in The Heritage Center of The Union League of Philadelphia. The evening will begin with a 45-minute tour of the Union League, focused on the political history of the club, led by John Meko, Executive Director of the Foundations of the Union League. Following the tour, exhibit curator Jim Mundy will provide an exclusive look at the creation and planning of the exhibit, followed by a question and answer session.
“Sweep the Country: Political Conventions in Philadelphia” is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, and covers the 12 political conventions held in Philadelphia between 1848 and 2016. “Sweep the Country” utilizes historic objects and items from the Union League and Philadelphia History Museum collections, as well as private and institutional collections from the Philadelphia region. The objects and images in the exhibit tell the stories of the conventions, and the important, often contentious, issues and platforms relevant to each convention. The exhibit places the conventions in their historical, cultural and material context, and includes a series of videos featuring leading scholars discussing the political context of these conventions and their impact on our nation.
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