Presidential marketing topic of Nov. 15 presentation at McCandless museum
A free program titled “Marketing the Presidency” will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center.
Steve Mihaly, a retired vice president for the H.J. Heinz Co. and a longtime collector of political campaign memorabilia, will discuss the array of “odd” artifacts presidential candidates have produced during our nation’s history to get their name and ideas in front of the voters.
Items Mihaly will talk about in the presentation include a snuff box promoting the Monroe Doctrine that was used by James Monroe, a Teddy Roosevelt cast iron door stop, an Eisenhower bar of soap emblazoned with the 34th U.S. president’s image and the motto “Clean Up With Ike” and a Richard Nixon shower head in which water streams out of his mouth.
Mihaly and his collection of artifacts have been featured in a number of national and local publications and TV news shows.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The museum is located on Aufman Lane off Grubbs Road between the McCandless Town Hall and the McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority.