Presidents’ Day at the Museum

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Did you know President Ford once visited Buffalo Grove? On March 12, 1976 he attended and spoke at a presidential campaign rally at Buffalo Grove High School. President Ford narrowly defeated Ronald Regan that year for the Republican nomination but of course, lost the general election to Jimmy Carter. The Ford Presidential Library and Museum has a copy of his schedule for the day he visited Buffalo Grove. It’s interesting to see what a day on the campaign trail looked like. Check it out at: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/document/diary/pdd760312.pdf

To find out more about Ford’s visit to Buffalo Grove, stop by the main gallery at the Raupp Museum.  While you’re here, join Rufus in celebrating Presidents’ Day at the museum by making a (free, human-sized) Lincoln inspired stovepipe hat on Monday 2/20 from 1-3.30.

Published by Raupp Museum

The Raupp Museum is a local history museum serving the community of Buffalo Grove, Illinois and surrounding areas. The museum's three galleries showcase Buffalo Grove's history from the early 1830s to the present. Educational programs are available for school groups, scout groups, and adult clubs.

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