In December 2016, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
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Walnut, walnut veneer, elm, oak, ebony
Original Owner:Beekman Family
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blue and white campaign button with "It's Humphrey in '60" in red and white lettering
Gift of Frederick Michel
Hubert Humphrey made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960, losing to Massachusettes Senator John F. Kennedy. Humphrey won the Democratic nomination in 1968, but lost in the general election to Richard Nixon.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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