For those of you eschewing tropical foreign destinations (terrorism! oil prices jacking up airfare! avian flu! French people!) for some closer to home this summer, may The Haggis suggest the following options gleaned from this months' Campaigns and Elections Magazine review of Chris Epting's new book on The Locations of America's Pop Culture Artifacts:
Presidential pet memorabilia
Presidential Pet Museum, Lothian MD. www.presidentialpetmuseum.com
FDR's leg braces
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene KS. www.eisenhowerarchives.gov
"We're not sure how Ike obtained FDR's leg braces. Finding out may be a good enough reason to visit."
Grover Cleveland's wedding cake
Cleveland Birthplace and State Historic Site, Caldwell NJ.
"It's all Cleveland all the time here in northern Jersey."
Emancipation Proclamation pen
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston MA. www.masshist.org
Don't miss plaster casts of Abe's hands too.