Civic Education Gallery
Take a tour
Visit the Civic Education Gallery of the U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary Elaine L. Chao Archives. The gallery contains an interactive educational facility open to the public during regular business hours of Ekstrom Library. Built around the lives and careers of Sen. McConnell and Sec. Chao, the gallery is designed to educate visitors about American government, history and politics.
Where: Ekstrom Library, Lower Level
Tours: Visitors are welcome to tour the Civic Education Gallery on their own during the regular business hours of Ekstrom Library's East Wing (hours of operation).
- Take a computer-generated citizenship test
- Watch and evaluate campaign commercials with noted experts Michael Barone and Jennifer Duffy
- View an award-winning film on the history of the U.S. Senate narrated by Sen. McConnell
- View "The Promise of America," an award-winning film outlining Elaine Chao's rise from immigrant to member of the President's Cabinet
- Learn essential lessons from American history and our experience under the U.S. Constitution
- See awards, commendations, documents and other artifacts from the long careers of two of the most consequential Americans of the last two decades
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