The Challenges of Presidential Leadership— Carefully acquired over more than fifty years, the Mark Family Collection, consisting of over 100 original documents and artifacts, focuses on American presidential leadership and major turning points in the history of the United States.

Inspired by the ways in which these great leaders communicated their views, persuaded and cajoled others, and responded to crisis, the collection consists of documents, images, and objects that gives unique perspective to more than two centuries of American history. This multimedia exhibition opens windows into the hearts, minds, and councils of the most influential leaders of our nation.

Learn more about the interactive exhibits from OHS Director Kerry Tymchuk.

Historian & Writer

Stephan P. Beckham

Audio & Video

Studio Bard

Interactive Development


Image & Film Research

Richard Kroll Research