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Future Presidents of America

Youth Leadership Camp
June 26-June 30 • 9am-4pm • Ages 12-16
All selected participants receive full scholarships ($400 value)

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is now accepting applications for the Future Presidents of America Class of 2017!

Future Presidents of America, a new initiative started in 2015, is an innovative and engaging youth leadership camp with a mission of developing individual confidence, civic literacy, and good citizenship to reveal the exceptional qualities of character that make for great presidents and leaders.

Using the American presidency as a lens, we will explore a panoramic view of issues relevant to all leaders across the ages. From our country's heroic 18th century origins to the 23rd president and into the 21st century, this week-long camp will engage participants in the amazingly true stories of history- real people making real choices that impacted the lives of millions.

Limited to 20 young leaders (ages 12 to 16), this camp will focus on the qualities that make for great presidents—yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Click here to download the application

 

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Corporate and Social Opportunities

Consider entertaining your corporate or social group at the President's home!  We offer a host of intriguing and unique events that combine history and entertainment.  Reserve one of the following exclusive events for your staff, clients, volunteers, book club, meet-up group, church group, etc.

Spring Theatre

play2 lg 2Victorian Theatre by Candlelight presents a trilogy of one-act plays adapted and presented salon-style in historic rooms of the President's mansion.  As a group, the audience rotates to different rooms  to experiences all three plays.  Curtain is at 8:00pm on Fridays/Saturdays and 2:00pm on Sunday matinees.  For more information, please call 317-631-1888.


Fall Theatre

logoJoin us for a spooky evening to celebrate Halloween! Embark upon a haunting tour of the President's mansion on a night you will surely not forget.  Walk through the archaic quarters of the historic home, but beware!...an original script by a resident playright is sure to be spine-tingling!  This progressive play starts every half-hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00-8:30pm. Sunday's performances begin at 2:00pm.  Each performance lasts over one hour.  For more information, click here or call 317-631-1888.


Civil War Dinners

Civil War DinnerLooking for something to enrich your typical dining experience downtown?  Then look no further as the President's home is offering Civil War Dinners!  This is the perfect opportunity for approximately 20 people to engage in an unforgettable dinner as interactive guests of the "General Benjamin Harrison" and his "Aide-de-Camp."  Charge your glass and enjoy an insightful and engaging evening with General Harrison and his Aid.  For more information, click here or call 317-631-1888.


LIVE from Delaware Street


group-tour-4Benjamin and Caroline Harrison personally welcome visitors to their home on special LIVE enactor tour days. 
 The Harrisons discuss their lives both as Indianapolis residents and as White House residents, while their dedicated staff share family secrets with guests.  This special program is offered four times a year: Presidents' Day in February, Primary Day in May, Election Day in November, and a Saturday in mid-December featuring a Harrison "Family Christmas." Specific dates, times and costs are listed on our Events calendar.  For more information, please call 317-631-1888.


A Walking Tour of Delaware Street

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Benjamin Harrison's move to Delaware Street in 1875, and that of many city leaders and captains of industry (i.e. John Schmidt), made Delaware Street a desired place to live in Indianapolis.  Now known as the Old Northside, this area was home to author Meredith Nicholson, the meeting place of suffragette May Wright Sewall, the residence of Charleston Eden—founder of the first indoor mall in America. For more information, click here or call 317-631-1888.

“An American citizen could not be a good citizen who did not have a hope in his heart.” ~ Benjamin Harrison

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