The American Presidential Experience, which is co-sponsored by WorthPoint, opened its eight-day run at INVESCO Field in Denver Friday. The traveling exhibit’s visit was timed to coincidence with the 2008 the Democratic National Convention, which opens on Monday in the Mile High City. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to tour the Presidential Experience during its stay in Denver.
Denver’s Mayor John Hickenlooper opening the American Presidential Experience
Visitors to the Presidential Experience can have their pictures taken sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office, walk through the cabin of Air Force One, see collections of historical flags, presidential documents and First Lady Inaugural Ball gowns, hear some of the greatest presidential speeches in history, meet the authors of presidential biographies and books about the presidency. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the bus that has served as the C-SPAN mobile production studio during this year’s presidential campaign.
Air Force One on exhibit
The WorthPoint display is proving to be a popular attraction. Worthologists Thom Pattie and Tom Carrier are busy helping visitors learn more about the history and value of political memorabilia they’ve brought to the event. WorthPoint and the Salvation Army are hosting a “Cool Kids Art Contest,” which is attracting a steady stream of families with children and groups of students from Denver-area elementary schools.
WorthPoint welcomes collectors