Just a few of the exhibits you'll see!

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A Very Minnesota Celebration

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Civic Fest

A Very Minnesota Celebration

A vibrant civic festival celebrating

Minnesota and American

History, Democracy and

the U.S. Presidency

A once-in-a-lifetime, family-friendly,

interactive and multimedia experience,

featuring more than 35 world-class exhibits,

historic memorabilia and artifacts, and a

sixty-thousand square foot Marketplace

MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER

August 29 trough

September 4

civicfest.org

 

a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Sit in the Oval Office
Roam the White House
Discover Air Force One

Plus:

Presidential Health

Strike Up the Bandwagon

The Eagle, National Emblem

White House Pets and Animals

Best Buy Live Stage

American Artwork:

The Flag of the USA

The Rose Garden

President's Walk

Oval Office Dioramas

First Family Letters

White House Entertaining

C-SPAN Campaign 2008

From Haven to Home

Medals of Honor

entertaining and educational 

The White House

A unique 60'X 20' detailed re-creation of the White House and its contents, previously exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and Presidential Libraries.

Air Force One

Visitors tour a full-scale replica of the fuselage of Air Force One and will have a keepsake photo opportunity.

Forgotten Founders - Documents & Coins of Freedom

The stories of the four Presidents of the Continental Congress and 10 Presidents of the United States in Congress Assembled before George Washington's inauguration, told through documents and artifacts.

Oval Office

A replica of the White House Oval Office; visitors sit behind the President's desk, sign a bill into law and will have a souvenir photo opportunity.

Freedom Rising

A unique multimedia presentation developed by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Visitors learn the story of the Constitution and its impact from 1787 through today.

Founders Documents 1774 -1790

Articles of Confederation draft, a printing proof of the Declaration of Independence, the 1784 Treaty of Paris signed by President Thomas Mifflin and Rhode Island's 1787 front page printing of the Constitution.

The Great Mississippi

A presentation highlighting the importance of the Mississippi River.

Innovation Minnesota

Celebrating Minnesota business, technology and invention: Betty Crocker, the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Scotch tape, Wheaties, Rollerblades, water skis, Dairy Queen, the pacemaker, sandpaper, open-heart surgery, Post-It notes, the Jolly Green Giant and the Bundt pan.

Convention Floor

Re-created convention floor with bunting, state stanchions and balloons features author book readings, free "road show" appraisals of political memorabilia, and exhibit-related speakers.

Explore Minnesota's Great Outdoors

A multimedia exhibit showcasing Minnesota's differing topographies and vast range of recreational opportunities, created in conjunction with the state's Explore Minnesota tourism agency and MN DNR.

Minnesota Sports History

A timeline highlighting the amateurs, professionals, inventors and innovations that have played an important role in the state's sports history.

Three Centuries of Political Memorabilia

Rare and authentic posters, buttons and other political memorabilia from the 18th to the 21st centuries.

A Salute to Minnesota's Greatest Generation

Videos explore the lives and legacies of Minnesotans who grew up amid the Great Depression, came of age during WWII, and participated in the postwar boom.

America's First Ladies'Gowns

An exhibition of the formal gowns worn by first ladies.


Walleye School of Fish

A display of 4'wooden walleyes created by young artists celebrates iconic artistic, recreational and cultural aspects of Minnesota life and history.

Minnesota!

Minnesota history featuring: MN 150, the Sesquicentennial celebration; Minnesota Quilts - the state's history in quilts; Minnesota's American Indian culture; Votes for Women -Minnesota's role in the suffrage movement, and the Minnesota State Fair 1854 - 2008.

Decision 2008

Using historic and modern voting machines, visitors vote on the name of a new eagle from the National Eagle Center.

Hail to the Chief!

Visitors experience taking the Oath of Office and being sworn in as President, and will be captured on video.

Presidential Timeline

Interactive kiosks let visitors explore the twelve 20th-century Presidents through photographs, audio recordings and video.

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

An interactive commemoration of the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Presidential Limousines

Two authentic Presidential limousines displayed with important historical documentation.

Everyone attending receives a special souvenir credential and lanyard to commemorate the event!

Save $2 OFF each Ticket

go to Civicfest.org and enter code CF222

As Minnesota takes center stage this summer hosting the 2008 Republican National Convention, we're inviting every Minnesotan to be a part of history in the making by experiencing this amazing event." -Cynthia Lesher President, Minneapolis Saint Paul 2008 Host Committee


Friday, Aug. 29             9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.     

Saturday, Aug. 30         9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 31           9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 1           9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 2          9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3      9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Thursday, Sept. 4         9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and active-duty military; children under 8 admitted free.

Group Rates: $10 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and active-duty military in groups of twenty or more.

Tickets: available now at civicfest.org

MSP 2008
MINNEAPOLIS • SAINT PAUL
CivicFest is a production of the MINNEAPOLIS SAINT PAUL 2008 HOST COMMITTEE

We the People of the United States

Attractions include:

The White House

Air Force One

Forgotten Founders

Oval Office

Minnesota!

Freedom Rising

Founders Documents 1774-1790

Innovation Minnesota

Best Buy Live Stage

The Great Mississippi

Convention Floor

Explore Minnesota's Great Outdoors

Minnesota Sports History

Three Centuries of Political Memorabilia

Minnesota's Greatest Generation

First Ladies' Gowns

Presidential Health

Walleye School of Fish

Decision 2008

Hail to the Chief!

Presidential Timeline

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

Strike Up the Bandwagon

The Eagle, National Emblem

White House Pets and Animals

American Artwork: The Flag of the USA

Presidential Limousines

The Rose Garden

President's Walk

Oval Office Dioramas

First Family Letters

White House Entertaining

C-SPAN Campaign 2008

From Haven to Home

Medals of Honor

 


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