Monday, May 6, 2024, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Oakmont Historical Society:
“Marketing the Presidency, 125 years of Presidential Artifacts”
Please join local presidential historian Steve Mihaly.

Mr. Mihaly of Gibsonia holds one of the largest privately held collections of presidential memorabilia in the country with over 20,000 different items. In this 50 minute presentation, he’ll take the audience on a fun, whimsical tour of interesting and unusual artifacts that presidential candidates have produced over the last 125 years to entice people to support them. For example, the audience will see such things as a William McKinley Soap Baby Doll, Teddy Roosevelt “Big Sticks”, Franklin Roosevelt Glow-In-The-Dark Stove Pot Covers, Dwight Eisenhower “Clean Up With Ike” soap bars and even a Richard Nixon shower head where the water streams from Nixon’s mouth.

Please join us for a fun evening reliving presidential elections of the past, and the artifacts produced by those campaigns.

Join the Oakmont Historical Society at the library every month (Sept. – May) for a discussion about different topics in local history, led by OHS president Gary Rogers.

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