United States Vice Presidential Museum

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Coordinates: 40°53′06″N 85°29′46″W / 40.8849°N 85.4960°W / 40.8849; -85.4960

The Dan Quayle Center, the former First Church of Christ, Scientist, Huntington, Indiana,

The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center. commonly referred to as the Dan Quayle Museum, is located at 815 Warren Street in Huntington, Indiana, where former Vice President Dan Quayle attended high school. The Museum is downtown in a renovated church, the former First Church of Christ, Scientist, and has two floors, the first featuring the history of all the Vice Presidents, and the second housing memorabilia and a theater. Regular school programs are held.[1] It is located in the Old Plat Historic District.[2]

The Dan Quayle Center and Museum was opened to the public on June 17, 1993 and officially dedicated on October 16, 1993. In 2002, the board of directors for the DQCF changed the name of the facility from The Dan Quayle Center and Museum to The Dan Quayle Center home of the United States Vice Presidential Museum. In 2008, the board of directors changed the name to The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center.[3]

Special attention is paid to the five Vice Presidents hailing from Indiana; Schuyler Colfax, Thomas Hendricks, Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Marshall and Dan Quayle and the three losing Vice Presidential-candidates; George W. Julian, William H. English and John W. Kern.

At one time in American history, Indiana was a vital "swing state;" as such, it provided numerous candidates for Vice President.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Vice Presidential Museum
  2. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ http://historyeducates.org/about-us/history/ retrieved 2/6/16

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