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August 19, 2008

1892 Republican Convention in Minneapolis

Filed under: What's New — Lori Williamson @ 3:28 pm

Come by the Library Lobby and see some of the wonderful pieces we have from the Republican National Convention of 1892 on display. This includes badges, original newspapers, photographs of the event, as well as visitor guides given to the Delegates. Consider the 1892 Convention in light of the hoopla surrounding the upcoming Convention, which will be held just down the hill!

This display will be on view the same hours as the Library. It will not be available during the Convention itself, from September 1 through September 4.

Be sure to listen to the Podcast on the 1892 Convention as well!

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3 Responses to “1892 Republican Convention in Minneapolis”

  1. susan dulaney Says:

    I have a “Guest’s Ticket” for the June 7, 1892 Republican National Convention,
    3rd day only, balcony section 2 – signed by a AL Conger, Leonger or Bonger.

    Should I just through it out? Or, does it have some kind of historical significance?

    Lori reply on June 24th, 2009:

    It certainly has historical significance. We have one of these (not signed) guest tickets in the Collection here and used it in the 1892 Republican Convention exhibit.

  2. John Says:

    Do you have a list of all delegates to this convention?

    I’ve just found a newspaper article indicating that my great grandfather, Thomas Baskin, was a delegate from Sumter County, SC.


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