Column: Does an election mean a busy schoolhouse museum? Well ...

I set out on this week's column with a hypothesis in mind:

This is an election year. This week and next are the Republican and Democratic national conventions, respectively. Therefore, one should expect an uptick in attendance at the Little White Schoolhouse, Birthplace of the Republican Party.

Or, to simplify it a bit, in an election year, I would expect greater interest would be shown in political history.

But ... is this the case?

I approached the two best sources of all information Little White Schoolhouse with that theory.

Both quickly reminded me of one fact. The Birthplace of the Republican Party National Historic Site, a.k.a. the Little White Schoolhouse, is not a political organization. Despite the word “Republican” prominently in the museum’s name, it is not a right-leaning organization ...

So, has it been busier? The answer seems to be “yes — probably" ...

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