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Huntington, Indiana: Dan Quayle Vice Presidential Museum Team Field Report

The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center

815 Warren St., Huntington, IN
I-69 exit 86. US 224 west into town. Follow the little brown signs, loop left around the courthouse. Corner of Warren and Tipton Sts., one block northwest of downtown.
M-F 9 am - 4:30 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Dan Quayle Vice Presidential Museum.

Dan Quayle Vice Presidential Museum

A museum about all the Vice Presidents (its slogan is "Second to One") with a special section devoted to James Danforth Quayle, who was George Bush 41's VP. Huntington is Quayle's hometown. Report...

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Dan Quayle at the dedication of the Dan Quayle plaque.

Dan Quayle Center and Museum

The Dan Quayle Center and Museum in Huntington is a remarkable shrine to one of America's least-remarkable politicians. Two floors exhibit over 6,000 Quayle artifacts, including a lock of Dan's baby hair; his third grade report card; one of his golf visors; and his law diploma, torn to shreds by Barnaby the family dog.

There is also an exhibit celebrating Indiana's other vice presidents and vice presidents in general, a display of winning essays from a local contest for kids (sample question: "Will you grow up to be as important as Dan Quayle?") and a changing exihibit. When I was there last year, it was actual correspondence between Nixon and JFK.

[Bill Scher, 05/30/1997]

Still reigns as America's Only Museum Dedicated to a Living Vice President. While in Huntington, we also recommend picking up the self-guided Dan Quayle tour brochure at the Chamber of Commerce. See Dan's childhood home, his Presbyterian church, the newspaper owned by his father, and his favorite restaurant -- which still sells a "Quayle Burger." A plaque on the courthouse marks the site of the first joint Quayle/Bush rally. This photo shows Dan Quayle and family at the dedication of the Dan Quayle plaque.

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