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Current Exhibit

Who Do You Think They Were?
February 17 to December 31, 2014

Title Panel 2014 exhibit web

"Who Do You Think They Were?" is our 10-month major exhibition.  Harrison heritage is part of United States history.  The family helped shape the nation and, in turn, events of their times shaped Harrison and his extended families.  The exhibit features family treasures including a letter from Benjamin Harrison V, a lock of John Neal's hair, Mary Harrison McKee's DAR applications and certificate, Mary Lord Harrison's passports, and early genealogy charts.

A shipyard owner, an exporter, a plantation owner, a Major General, a farmer, a congressman, an artist, a graduate of Clinton Academy, a Presbyterian minister, a college professor, and a man and his two daughters all struck by lightning on a fateful July 12, 1745...

Who do you think they were?

Visitors can explore how documents and artifacts help tell the story of “who they were.”  Exploring Harrison family lines will help visitors learn what to look for in tracing their own family history.  Visitors will have the opportunity to start their own genealogy chart on an interactive chalkboard.

To learn more about Harrison genealogy, explore:2007 441 ABC

http://www.bhpsite.org/learn/benjamin-harrison-1/genealogy

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~harrisonrep/

Free genealogy resources:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgiSymmes grave web

https://www.ellisisland.org/

http://www.findagrave.com/

http://usgenweb.org/

Libraries and other resources:

National Archives
Indiana State Library
315 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3210
Genealogy Collection
317-232-3689 Reference Desk
The Genealogy Center
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260-421-1225
Indiana State Archives
6440 East 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219-1007
317-591-5222

Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202
317-232-1882

Web hyperlinks to non-museum sites are not the responsibility of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

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