Dan Quayle Center and Museum

Description

During Dan Quayle's vice presidency, citizens of his hometown set up an odd display of Quayle family artifacts in the local library, including a lock of his baby hair and some less than inspiring grade school report cards. The exhibit, aided by an unexpected barrage of glib national media coverage, quickly sent Huntington's tourism figures through the ceiling. Local movers and shakers, sensing a strong public appetite for Quayle under glass, quickly established the Dan Quayle Center and Museum, a repository of memorabilia from his life and political career. In addition to permanent exhibits on Quayle and U.S. vice presidents generally, the museum also mounts shows of its own. The two permanent galleries look at the U.S. vice presidency and the life of Dan Quayle from birth to present. The museum's oldest piece is from John Adams and dates back to 1789. Just 25 miles southwest of Fort Wayne at the corner of Warren and Tipton in downtown Huntington, the museum is open Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Call 260-356-6356 for information on current exhibits. If visiting mid-day, you might try a "Quayleburger," the house specialty at nearby Nick's Kitchen, one of Dan's former haunts.

Address

815 Warren St
Huntington, IN 46750

Lat/Long

40.88493800, -85.49597500
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(260) 356-6356

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