Smithsonian To Re-Create Obama Field Office

America's newly elected president won't be sworn in for weeks, but already the Smithsonian Institution is gathering objects for a Barack Obama exhibit. Campaign mailers, election maps and a La-Z-Boy chair were headed for the trash until curators called. The Smithsonian plans to re-create an Obama field office. It has collected so much campaign stuff that some is being stored in the garage of an Obama volunteer.

Copyright © 2008 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. America's newly elected president won't be sworn in for a couple of months, but already the Smithsonian is gathering objects for a Barack Obama exhibit. Those precious artifacts? Campaign mailers, election maps, and a La-Z-Boy. They were headed for the trash until curators called. The Smithsonian plans to recreate an Obama field office. And it's collected so much, some of the stuff is being stored in the garage of an Obama volunteer. It's Morning Edition.

Copyright © 2008 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Related NPR Stories

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: