The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League and the Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent have partnered together on a new exhibit that highlights the 11 political conventions held in Philadelphia between 1848 and 2000. Sweep the Country: Political Conventions in Philadelphia includes items from the Union League and Philadelphia History Museum collections as well as private and institutional collections from the Philadelphia region that give context to the issues of the time that shaped our nation and world, including slavery, immigration, civil rights and the role of business and government, on display through early 2017, the Heritage Center of the Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia. Objects, images, and stories for the 12th Convention, the Democratic National Convention, held in Philadelphia July 27-31, will be added to the exhibition in September. Open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3pm-6pm and the second Saturday of every month, 1pm-4pm.
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