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ROBERT HARRIS, THOMAS ELDER, AND THE ELECTION OF 1840

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At 2:30 p.m. Howard Parker, Harris-Cameron Mansion docent and Thomas Elder re-enactor, will discuss the impact that mansion owners Robert Harris and Thomas Elder had on the candidacy and eventual election of William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) to the presidency of the United States.

Harris' close friendship with Harrison resulted in Harrisburg's Pennsylvania Intelligencer becoming the first newspaper in the nation to propose Harrison as a candidate for the presidency.

Guided tour at 1:00 p.m. includes admission to presentation.

Donation of $5 for presentation; free to historical society members.

The Harris-Cameron Mansion is located at 219 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17104. Free parking is available in the lot behind the mansion.

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