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The 2016 #ElectionCollection challenge is over, but you can still explore our historic election memorabilia shared by the National Archives on DocsTeachand our community of Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums! We've saved each week on our Storify account. Highlights include Buttons, Jewelry, and Stickers; Food and Drink; Wearables; and Home Goods and DIY.
Share your quirky, cool, and surprising historic memorabilia!
Get out your historic buttons, bumper stickers, hats, and banners! We’ve got a weekly Instagram challenge to feature your presidential campaign memorabilia -- #ElectionCollection.
The Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and American Experience PBS invite you to share the unique personal histories surrounding Presidential campaign memorabilia. Beyond the eye-catching pageantry of campaign memorabilia is a unique history of the American Presidency.
In honor of Election Tuesday, we’ll publish a new #ElectionCollection Instagram challenge every Tuesday from July 26th until the Presidential election on November 8, 2016.
How it will Work:
- Each week, we’ll post a new #ElectionCollection challenge on Instagram.
- Each challenge will ask people to feature a different category in election memorabilia.
- Show off your cool memorabilia!
- Post your memorabilia photos on Instagram and tag #ElectionCollection.
- Tell your friends! Get your followers and community involved in showing off their own #ElectionCollection treasures. You never know what you’ll find in Grandma’s attic.
- We’ll share highlights from each week of what you all post.
Not on Instagram? No problem!
Share your #ElectionCollection on any social platform. Here’s where we’ll be posting:
Is there a more iconic slogan that “I Like Ike”? Over six decades later, this slogan is still a crowd-pleaser. Today is our final #ElectionCollection challenge--thank you for playing along over the last 16 weeks. Please share your most iconic campaign moment with us today (after you go to the polls and vote)! We’ve enjoyed sharing our holdings with you--and seeing all the amazing, quirky, historic, educational, and interesting memorabilia that you have. This button from 1952 is part of the holdings of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library. @americanexperiencepbs @IkeLibrary #POTUS #election #pins #buttons #ILikeIke #GOP #Republicans #slogans #memorabilia #1950s #vote #graphicdesign
See all the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums, and more sharing #ElectionCollection memorabilia!
All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.