They Also Ran: The Presidential Hopefuls

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Opening November 13th and running until March 2, 2019. 

 

Candidates who ran for the nation’s highest office and lost are the focus of “They Also Ran: Presidential Hopefuls,” a new traveling exhibit organized by Blair Murrah Exhibitions at the Old State Capitol.

From war heroes to unsuccessful incumbents to historical firsts, the exhibit gives guests the chance to speculate what could have happened if the election results had been different.

Some of these candidates gave the eventual winners a run for their money and influenced the race. Some returned later and won, but there also were perennial losers. The exhibit features the often-neglected candidates’ stories through original cartoons, sheet music and memorabilia.