PoliticalFest 2000


Rebels With A Vision

"World's Fair of Politics" 

A Success in Philadelphia

While the Republican National Convention itself was open only to delegates, invited guests and members of the press, PoliticalFest, billed as "a one-of-a-kind 250,000 square foot world's fair of politics" was open to the public.

PolticalFest 2000 - Republican National Convention

PoliticalFest was held from Wednesday, July 26 through Thursday, August 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia. The Political celebration was true to its billing "using interactive-devices, multi-media and video, rare historical objects and museum quality archives, PoliticalFest will transport visitors from the campaign trail, to the Oval Office, to the 2000 Republican Convention Floor, to past presidencies."

Included in PoliticalFest were the areas entitled "Philadelphia and the Presidency" which included "Liberty Bells, an American Celebration" in which recreations of the Liberty Bell from 55 States and Territories will be featured. This exhibit also include historical items which shaped the country from area museums and historical buildings.

Of Special note, The "Rebels With A Vision - Historical Documents of Freedom" exhibit area included rare historical letters, documents and manuscripts featuring the Wet Ink Transfer of The Declaration of Independence, the First public Printing of the US Constitution and George Washington's first State of the Union Address. These 76 documents and the acts of King George III, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James & Dolley Madison and many others others were brought to life by the personal tours of their capable host Stanley Klos.

PolticalFest 2000 - Republican National Convention

"The White House" exhibit area included a life-size replica of the Oval Office, as well as displays of White House china, gardens and gowns of the First Ladies.

"Presidential Libraries" will included exhibits from the Bush, Eisenhower, Ford, Hoover, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan and Truman Presidential Libraries and Museums.

Also included at PoliticalFest was a CyberCafe where you can log onto political internet sites, a Memorabilia Marketplace where you can shop at booth of over 100 vendors.

PoliticalFest was one of the most memorable events occurring in Philadelphia in 2000.

Stan Klos lecturing at the Republican National Convention's PoliticalFest 2000 Rebels With A Vision Exhibit  in Philadelphia's Convention Hall 

Primary Source exhibits are available for display in your community. The costs range from $1,000 to $25,000 depending on length of time on loan and the rarity of artifacts chosen. 


Dr. Naomi Yavneh Klos hosting the Louisiana Primary Source Exhibit at the State Capitol Building for the 2012 Bicentennial Celebration.

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