Vote for favorite past president at museum

Published 6:38 pm Sunday, May 6, 2012

Charlene Pace of Saluda casts her vote for her favorite U.S. president of the past  in a wooden ballot box once used at the Green Creek precinct at the Polk County Historical Museum in Columbus. From now until Nov 4, visitors to the museum will be able to cast their vote for their favorite past president. The results will be tallied Nov. 4. Also available for viewing is a display called Polk County and the Presidents that includes a footstool made from White House floorboards, Andrew Jackson’s riding crop, a check-writing machine once belonging to Calvin Coolidge that sat at his desk and a special letter written by U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy to a Polk County politician. Museum hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free. (photo submitted by James Metcalf)

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