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Quayle display at Historical Museum

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

Currently on display at the Huntington County Historical Museum is a new, temporary exhibit featuring memorabilia of former Vice-President Dan Quayle. Items on display include photos, campaign buttons and bumper stickers, books, magazines, his high school yearbook, a campaign hat, a t-shirt and much more.

The display was designed by Huntington University student and museum intern Jaime Hillegonds. Quayle practiced law in Huntington, with his wife, Marilyn, before being elected to the United States Congress in 1976 at the age of 29. In 1980, Quayle was elected to the Senate. In 1988, Vice President George H.W. Bush was nominated for the presidency by the Republican Party and asked his party to nominate Quayle as his vice presidential running mate. The Bush/Quayle ticket won the 1988 election over Democrats Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen.

The Huntington County Historical Museum is located at 315 Court Street. Hours are Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. The museum is closed in January. The museum’s website address is www.huntingtonhistoricalmuseum.com.