The Rice County Historical Society’s Coronado Quivira Museum will present “Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman,” an exhibition created by the National Archives with the support of the Foundation for the National Archives and organized for travel by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning Oct. 2.
“Running for Office” displays the creative, insightful and satirical political cartoons of Clifford Berryman, the Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post and the Washington Evening Star during the first half of the 20th century. Berryman became a Washington Institution and one of the most celebrated and respected political cartoonists of his time. Today, his pen-and-ink drawings are housed by the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives, serving as official records of the U. S. Senate.
The facsimile cartoons presented in the exhibition highlight the path to the White House in a timeless and entertaining way. Berryman’s historical illustrations transcend decades to comment on the campaign process, from the initial decision to run to the final election results. The exhibition emphasizes the enduring significance of Berryman’s drawings to American political history.
The exhibition will be available to the public from Oct. 2, to Nov. 8. The Coronado Quivira Museum at 105 West Lyon, Lyons, Kansas, is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information call (620) 257-3941.