Harry R. Rubenstein
As a curator in the museum’s political history division, Harry R. Rubenstein shares responsibility for the political history, reform movements, civil rights, and labor history collections. He has curated or co-curated more than twenty exhibitions including: Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life; The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden; We the People: Winning the Vote; and most recently, Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963.
Presenter for the Following Session
- ARCHIVE: Teaching the 57th U.S. Presidential Inauguration – A Truly American Tradition
Join Smithsonian expert, Harry R. Rubenstein, known for his expertise in American political history, in this interactive Q&A session on the presidency, presidential elections and the inaugural ceremonies. He’ll also share his experiences of collecting modern-day treasures and novelties from campaign trails, conventions and past inaugurations.
- ARCHIVE: Diplomacy in Action: Changing America and the People behind a Movement
In this session, Harry Rubenstein of the National Museum of American History will highlight the many ways in which communities have come to agreement on important issues.