Eastern History at the Benton Museum of Art

On Friday, September 9, 2016, students and faculty from the History Department attended the opening of the new exhibit, “Presidential Campaigning Over the Decades: The Mark and Rosalind Shankman Collection of American Political Flags and Textiles,” at the William Benton Museum of Art on the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus.  Professors Joan Meznar and Thomas Balcerski joined History majors McKenzie Korte and Sara Dean for the opening of the exhibit and the moderated panel discussion: “Presidential Campaigning Over the Decades: The 2016 Presidential Election in Historical Context.”  The exhibit, which features campaign flags from the era of George Washington through Teddy Roosevelt, will be on view through December 18, 2016.  For more information, please see the museum website at http://benton.uconn.edu

Professors Meznar and Balcerski and History majors McKenzie Korte and Sara Dean pose for the camera with in front of the 1856 election presidential banner promoting Democrat James Buchanan and running mate John C. Breckinridge, on display at the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut.

Professors Meznar and Balcerski and History majors McKenzie Korte and Sara Dean pose for the camera in front of the 1856 election presidential banner promoting Democrat James Buchanan and running mate John C. Breckinridge, on display at the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut.