tv American Artifacts Hoover Library and Museum Presidential Exhibit CSPAN February 23, 2018 4:03pm-4:48pm EST
station, c-span. c-span's live coverage begins tomorrow at 10:00 eastern on our companion network, c-span. this week on american artifacts, we tour the american presidents life portraits exhibit at the herbert hoover presidential library and museum in west branch, iowa. north carolina painter and sculptor chaz fagen created the portraits for c-span in 1999 and recently added president trump's. the exhibit created in conjunction with the white house historical association was brought to the library by c-span in partnership with media com. curator marcus eckhardt an shows us the additional objects the museum borrowed to accompany each of the 44 portraits. >> we're in west branch, iowa,
in the museum portion of the building and this is our temporary exhibit which is c-span's american presidents life portraits. the idea for this came about from us thinking about bringing the temporary exhibit from c-span and then adding something personal from each man, at this point each man, to show something different about them, because we think of them this is about the presidents but we want to show them as human beings, as well. that's an interesting aspect. and some of these guys were very interesting. to borrow the objects, it was an extensive process trying to find sites that were associated with the different people and getting them to agree to loan us items. among other people we did work with the other presidential
libraries and the national archives presidential library system. and then everything from the national park service we worked with to individual historical societies, state historical societies, and even a few individuals. one of the things about the temporary exhibits we do here at the hoover presidential library is that our temporary exhibits are generally here only. so while the base and the core of the show is the c-span american presidents piece, the added objects are only going to be seen here in this configuration, if anybody else is putting something like this together, it will -- they're on their own. so this is what we put together and we're pretty proud of it. here we are with george washington. george washington the first president of the united states,
one of our founding fathers and what we have for george washington is a copy from his library, a book called "an essay on human understanding," by john locke and that book was one of the ones used by the founding fathers. the ideas in that book from john locke are what go into the declaration of independence. so george washington's copy is from 1775, and inside of both front covers of of it is his personal book plate and then on the title page of each one, he signed his name into it. which is apparently not common for him to have both of his book plate and his signature. but what also makes these books unique is these were owned by herbert hoover. herbert hoover purchased these at the bookstore in new york city about, i'm not exactly sure what year. we haven't been able to figure that out, but about two blocks from where he lived in the waldorf towers is where ta
bookstore was located. but so the books were part of his washington's private library. they were sold by his family in the later 1800s for $20. and herbert hoover spent about $2700 to buy these books. and now, who knows what they're worth. here we are at john adams. john adams is our second president. and one of our founding fathers and what we have for john adams is we have the seal which he used to authenticate his signature on the treaty of paris of 1789 which ended the american revolutionary war. he was sent to negotiate with the british the treaty signed in paris and the seal here while his, the adams family did not have their own family crest, the family crest that he used is the
boilson family crest which was the family crest of his mother-in-law. and then moving on to thomas jefferson, our third president also a founding father, of course. we have a glass inkwell and a pen nib holder. a lot of the pens we think about the quill pen a lot, but feathers were not used as much as we seem to think in our minds. so it had been a wooden holder which would have held a special tip which would have been used to write. the tip holder is from the monticello who we borrowed this from, dates it from 1775 to 1825 when he died. so it might be something that he used when he was writing the declaration of independence.
we don't know. here we are with james madison four fourth president and a founding father. and what we have borrowed for this is a document called the warship document, 1812 from the montpelier foundation. and this document is interesting because it's a document which is for a ship, an american cargo ship assigned by president james madison and also assigned by secretary of war james monroe who becomes the next president but this document is to show that the ship is a neutral ship at the time the french and the british are taking american ships and american sailors and impressing them into their navies to fight for them or to sail for them or claiming that they're defectors from the british navy. so this document was designed to claim that the ship was neutral
and not let that happen. later on at the beginning of the war of 1812, the ship was captured by the british. moving on to james monroe, what we have for james monroe on loan from the james monroe museum is a snuff box. and james monroe was known to partake of snuff. he liked to snuff his finely powdered tobacco leaves which are inhaled, snuffed up in through the nose and it was a very common social practice at this time. you would pass a little snuff box around and people would take a pinch and snort it up their nose. james monroe is known for -- is known to have enjoyed a variety of different types of tobacco products.
interesting side note is dolly madison was known to like to snuff tobacco, as well. john quincy adams, son of john adams, and what we have on loan from the adams national historic park is a set of cuff links which what makes them unique to john quincy adams but they're also tied to john adams is that inside of each of the cuff links, there is hair from both his mother, abigail adams and john adams and the other cuff link set has hair of john adams which he didn't have a lot of and his wife. so the hair -- it seems kind of weird, some people think it's creepy that we have family members' hair in our jewelry but it was a very common practice, a way of remembering relative who's had passed away just keeping a piece of them close to us all the time. so that's pretty -- they were pretty neat and they have on them in latin essentially it says remember, consider the relatives. so i think about that. so you can think about your past that way when you're wearing these cuff links. for andrew jackson, we have a what's referred to as a turkish pipe on loan to us from the hermitage in tennessee. not a lot known about this pipe. but it is pipes were one of the more common wayses of smoking tobacco at the time. his wife rachel is also known to enjoy smoking pipes, as well. here we are with martin van buren. he was the chosen successor to
andrew jackson. and andrew jackson gave him weather called their presentation cane made out of hickory wood from jackson's hermitage. when you look at it, it's got little silver medallions going down the shaft of the wood there. each of those little medallions from the top down to the bottom, there is a letter that is punched into those letters into those medallions and it spells andrew jackson all the way down it. that is on loan to from the martin van buren historic site. here we are with william henry harrison, one of our shortest lived presidents and what we have for him is a presentation or an inaugural cane presented to him. we're not sure it was presented by but the idea of presenting a cane to somebody or a walking stick probably more appropriate term was a show of respect and show of esteem to that person that you're giving that to. around the top of the cane, it is engraved on his inauguration
day of march 4th, 1841. canes were very common accessory as far as walking around. now we think of them as something that older people use to get around but they were very passionate about them in the day. here we are with john tyler. john tyler was the vice president for william henry harrison and with harrison's death he became president. and what we have on loan from through the virginia hick cal society and actually through his great granddaughter is a card and gaming table which was beautiful inlaid wood. it's probably made in the netherlands and it opens up into a smooth playing surface or it also has a second hinge which opens up into affeldted tabletop for playing cards with little places for keeping your coins or for some sort of tokens or something. popular card games at the time might have been hearts or even poker.
here we are with james k. polk. the 11th president of the united states. and what we have for games polk is a letter seal that you would seal with a hot wax, polk was known to be a very prolific writer. he wrote a lot of letters to a lot of people. he and his wife sarah, she would travel with him and she would bring along her travel secretary desk that she would write and work things out. the two of them had a very equal relationship together for all letters that he wrote. the seal itself is made from ivory and brass and is on loan to us from the filson historical society. zachary taylor and the item we have here is a letter on loan to us from the filson historical society and the letter was written by zachary taylor when he was running for president to a friend of his by the name of
colonel web. and he's writing him about his vice president candidate millard fillmore and he is interested in their stance on slavery. zachary was a slave owner but he wasn't for slavery continuing but fillmore thought slavery was evil but he believed that the government should have no involvement in ending it. and that's what makes the letter an interesting letter. the handwriting of taylor is pretty hard to read. which is sort of interesting because i think of these guys as having a lot more legible handwriting than a lot of people do today. but some other people of this era had gorgeous handwriting but not taylor's. millard fillmore as vice president, millard fillmore was essentially appointing a friend
of his to a clerkship. so the letter we have talks about is to his mentor walter lyman wood who actually got him started in law. and what i find interesting about this piece here is that i'm dealing with only one object of millard fillmore's. as i do my own research on the objects, it becomes a little less clear who he's actually writing this letter to because he's offering who would have been his mentor who taught him law a job as a clerk in a law office for $700 a year . that seems sort of like it might be a step backwards for mr. wood but this is a letter written in his hand on loan to us from the aurora historical society in an aurora, new york. here we are with franklin
pierce. what we have is a letter that franklin pierce wrote abraham lincoln on loan to us from the library of congress. what's interesting about this letter, this is a letter of sympathy that is written from pierce to abraham lincoln upon -- on the death of lincoln's son willie who is 11 years old. part of what makes this letter a really heartfelt letter is that pierce's own son died at the age of 11 shortly before he became president in 1853. he died in a train accident that all three of them were in while franklin and his wife, jane, both survived uninjured. they did see the crushed body of their son which was pretty
tragic for them, and they were both became pretty depressed as a result of that. i'm pretty sure it affected franklin's presidency. really interesting letter how he writes, interesting his sympathy to abraham lincoln. moving on to james buchanan, we have on loan from the lancaster historical association a pipe. another tobacco smoking pipe. it is made in london by the company named thedan which is something which james buchanan was known to smoke a little bit. there's not a lot known about james buchanan other than that. this is one of the harder presidents to try to get things for. here we are at abraham lincoln, the 16th president of the united states. abraham lincoln likes to go to the old soldiers' home. when he would go to the old soldiers home, he would take his papers in this portfolio here which we have on loan to us from the abraham lincoln library and museum in springfield, illinois. and it is thought that he carried some of the documents that he worked on the emancipation proclamation in this portfolio.
in addition to the portfolio, we also have a -- the seal that he used, the eel of the united states and it can be dated to about 1864 because of the number of stars that are on it. it's a very tiny, of course, but it has 36 stars which would indicate when nevada had become a state. and actually, also with that we have the storage box that was made. i'm not sure when that was made, that came with the seal but it's kind of interesting, almost like a reliquary box for holding this item of abraham lincoln's. moving on to andrew johnson, andrew johnson was actually apprentice at the age of 10 to a tailor. and he did not like working for the tailor he was apprenticed to.
he actually ran away and went off to be a tailor in a different town and move around a little bit. but he ended up settling in greenville, tennessee. where he started his own tailoring business and so what we have on loan from him are some of his shears and a large iron. the iron weighs about 10 pounds. we also have a thimble that he would have used. but he was a pretty successful businessman at doing that. and made a pretty good living at it. here we are with ulysses s. grant. the item we have of grant is a letter which he had written to his sister-in-law, emma dent casey. he wrote after the civil war is over in august of 1865, and he is talking about, he's sending her a check of $500. he's talking about family plans but one of the things that's interesting in the letter is he's talking about how he does
not want to have a big party at the end of the civil war to celebrate. he would rather go fishing. one of the things that's interesting about the letter is that the grant's signature is cut out of it. and so if somebody would write to the family and say i would like grant's signature and the family would cut out a letter but keep the rest of the letter for themselves. so a lot of people were collecting signatures at this time or a later time and very it's not an uncommon thing to see that. you'll see that in lots of different place whereas different famous people, their signatures have been taken out and given to somebody. and moving on to rutherford b.
hayes, what we have is a pair of his shoes on loan to us from the rutherford b. hayes museum and the shoes are pretty common shoes. most shoes at this time while they are considered to be or were handmade, they are considered to be mass produced. so made in factories. you could still have shoes made for you specifically which would be a more comfortable fit. but this is a very common type of shoe. they don't appear to be left or right footed. though that's becoming less common at this time period, as well. here we are with james garfield, the 20th president of the united states. and the object which we have for him which is on loan to us from the western reserve historical society in cleveland, ohio, is a dressing gown. now, a dressing gown at this time was not a bathrobe. it was a less formal jacket that you would have worn at home or around the house maybe take it off when you take off your formal jacket when you got home
from work and put something like this on. one of the things they allowed in some ways a lot of men to have a lot more color in their wardrobes because it was pretty drab most of men's clothing at this time but these things can be pretty intricate and pretty interesting. so very comfortable for around the house though. here we are with chester arthur. and what we have for chester arthur are two letters on loan to us from the new york state archives and the letters are dealing with getting supplies at the beginning of the civil war. chester arthur was working with the quarter master general for the state you have new york and trying to supply the new troops as they were coming into the army in new york was a bit of a challenge. they had never had this. troops before. so they were trying to get all the supplies, the weapons, the uniforms, shoes, everything for all of the people. it shows a little bit of confusion at the beginning of the war. of getting that done. so the first one is from may,
this first letter from may and the second from the beginning of june. you can see in that time period how things have actually gotten more efficient. arthur was known to be pretty efficient at it and actually he gets eventually promoted to becoming the quarter master general for the state of new york. never comes close to combat. but his serving his country in the best way that he's able to. here we are with grover cleveland, the 22nd and 24th presidents of the united states. he's the only president to serve nonconsecutive terms. and most people don't realize that he was an avid outdoorsman. he liked to go hunting and he liked to go push fishing. what we are some of his fishing bobbers that he would use when he would go fishing. and these are on loan to us from the grover cleveland birthplace history site in the new jersey. and he was known for being very
serious about his fishing. he was a couple of different times, he said if you want to catch a fish, attend strictly to business which is something he said to one of his friends when they were out fishing and his friend was messing around or something but he also believed that fishing is good for the soul and good for the country. but i think one of the funny things that he said also is the fisherman's code of morals will not condemn the holder of this rod if he impulsively or with all gentility exclaims, damn that fish. moving on to benjamin harrison, benjamin harrison, what we have for harrison is his post presidency, he continued to be an attorney. and one of the things that he did was he represented the country of venezuela against british guyana, and while he was in paris for the trials of that.
this is the hat that he wore at that time. a little bit different style than you sometimes see. it's not quite the straight stove pipe hat. it's got a little bit of a concave all the way around it, but he wore this hat around paris and while he was in paris, he spent 25 hours in the courtroom. he filed an 800-page brief. and while he lost the case, he did get international acclaim for the architects that, the legal arguments that he used. here we are with william mckinley. the object for mckinley is from the william mckinley home in canton, ohio. william mckinley, it's an ice skate. as a boy, william was not very interested in sports. however, he did enjoy ice skating. he enjoyed playing marbles,
shooting bow and arrow. and items for william mckinley are hard to come by. they're his collection is all dispersed. he had no living descendants. most of his things are around and they're hard to come by. to have an ice skate is a pretty neat thing to have here and we're glad to have it. moving on to teddy roosevelt, peter roosevelt, the 26th president of the united states and what we have is one of his saddles that he rode when he was a rancher in the dakotas. and one of the interesting things about his time in the dakotas is he went out to the dakotas after his first child was born, alice, two days later, his mother, teddy roosevelt's mother died and then his wife alice died leaving him with a newborn child. and testifies really struck with
grief of losing both of those people at the same time. so he went out to the dakotas, had purchased a ranch out there named the maltese cross. he learned to ride, to rope, to do all of the things that a cowboy does out there. and did that for three or four years before he eventually moved back to new york. and this saddle is on loan to us from the sagamore hill national history site with the park service. and here we are with william howard taft. william howard taft is the only president to after the presidency go on to become the supreme court justice and he was the chief supreme court justice. up till shortly before he died. after being defeated for re-election, he went on to teach at yale law school. and while he was there, we have
two of his exams that' gave to his law students. and we also have a document from when he was the summer white house was in beverly, massachusetts. and in beverly, massachusetts, we have an itinerary of things that he did. go for a drive, occasionally meet with the public, go to church, was a part of that. those are the different things that he did there. then moving on top woodrow wilson, woodrow wilson, the 28th president of the united states and the item that we have for woodrow wilson is a picnic set. and what's interesting about this is this is one of the picnic sets that he used when he was courting his second wife. his first wife had died during his first term and he was introduced to this woman
actually less than a year after his wife had died. and they fell in love. they would go on drives. they would take a picnic set like this out and go out to picnic at a park in the washington, d.c. area or drive. he also had a second set which is only for tea so they could do whatever they wanted to do that way. this continued up into the presidency, as well. and here we are with warren g. harding. warren g. harding, what we have for him is some golf clubs and a goff ball. warren g. harding was an avid golfer, introduced to golfing at age 51 when he was in the senate. he was -- had a 22 handicap. and considered golfing under 100 to be a personal victory. he golfed as often as his schedule would allow him to golf. and spent a lot of time golfing. in fact, he golfed the last time he golfed was two weeks before he died. one of the things that he would do is he would like the social aspects of it but he also liked game of it. he would always have a little
side wager going on and insisted even as president of paying up that obligation and paying the debt if he lost. he was always followed by his airedale terrier laddie boy when he was on the course so the two could be seen together quite often doing that. here we are with cal vin coolidge, the 30th president of the united states. calvin coolidge has been a lifelong fisherman but he was mostly a bait fisherman. but he learned fly fishing which we have some of his flies in case here and one of his reels in 1926 when his secret service chief took him out to a stream which he had freshly stocked so there would be lots of fish there ready and willing 0 bite. herbert hoover referred to him as started out not a very good fly fisherman but by the end, he became passable by the end of
his term, he was passable. and here we are with herbert hoover, the 31st president of the united states. and the president that i worked for. so what we have for herbert hoover is not a national object but some home movies that were taken of him which really show him in a different light. that's the idea of this exhibit which adding objects to show a personal side of the president. included with the films which we are showing here are two color films which are the earliest color films from the white house. these were taken by his wife lou henry hoover in a format called koda color and run through a regular projector, they look like black and white films but when run through a special type of filter at the time, they become color. those filters didn't exist and these were recently digitized and colorized by we got a grant to do that. they were just released to the public in february of this year. now we're with franklin delano
roosevelt, the 32nd president. roosevelt said i owe my life to stamp collecting. and what we have here on loan from the franklin roosevelt presidential library museum is some of his stamps. and one of this magnifying glasses that he used to explore stamps. as a child, he would collect stamps and taught them about geography and about the world. as an adult when he had polio, it was a way that he could take his mind away from that and that allowed him to recover quicker. as an adult, as president, his son has commented how he had never had seen him more relaxed when he had an hour or half hour of time when he could look at his stamps. that is what he loved to do. here we are with harry everything is true man. harry truman would spend some of his winters in key west florida at what was called the little white house.
while at the little white house, he started wearing these button up shirts like we think of a hawaiian shirt. they became very fashionable very quickly. he found them to be more comfortable in the heat. and it affected men's fashion so a lot of men around the country started wearing these shirts. it was a real big boon for the men's clothing companies throughout the country. it became known as the key west uniform. and he really liked the shirts a lot. here we with are dwight eisenhower. and what we have from dwight eisenhower is one of his paintings. after golf, his second favorite passion was painting. he painted over 260 paintings in the 20 years after he was president. he first got started painting after watching a portrait being painted of his wife and that got him interested in painting.
though when his stuff was on exhibit at a new york art gallery in 1967 he said, and i quote, they would have burned this expletive a long time ago if i weren't president of the united states. here we are with john f. kennedy and for kennedy we have on loan from the john f. kennedy presidential library and museum a model of his pt boat from world war ii, pt109. it was important to him because it was the boat which he commanded in the pacific which was sunk by the japanese and he and ten of the crew survived. they were able to swim to an island and were able to get rescued that way. as a result, kennedy received the navy and marine medal as well as a purple heart. and here we are with lyndon johnson.
lyndon johnson, we have the telephone from his deck at the white house. and if you look at the telephone, it is a mass of buttons for different lines and everything. these even an extra side panel for more buttons that were added on the side because he needed more to contact more people. lyndon johnson was always on the telephone. he had a telephone installed in his bathroom. and he would talk with people. he would bring people in there and talk with them in the bathroom which would be a little bit disconcert package. now he also recorded telephone conversations which he had and those were supposed to be not open to the public until 50 years after he had died. however, that changed in 1993 with related to the john f. kennedy's assassination as a result of a commission looking into that, they opened and they started transcribing or even releasing to the public the public recordings of those and
you can find them on the internet. >> anything to be desired, hell, i don't know why they was so interested in what the votes up here are. if i can get along with the senator of texas, looks like y'all could. and i've got -- he's mad at me more than anybody else. if i can endure his program, if i can take charlie herring, it looks like y'all could. if i can get along with ralph, i don't know why y'all have to run washington into the deal. y'all go and run austin. >> a lot of them are at the miller center in virginia. and you can just download them and listen to them on your computer. they're very interesting to hear just the way he talks to people, the way he coerces people. and how he goes about his business.
and here we are with richard nixon. for richard nixon we have on loan from the nixon presidential library and museum a pair of his reading glasses. nixon did not like to be seen in his glasses so there's very few photographs of him wearing his glasses. what's kind of fun about these glasses is that if you look at the right earpiece, you can see where they have been chewed on as he's held them in his teeth. here we are with gerald ford, for gerald ford, the object that we have is one of his ski outfits that he wore when he was president. this is on loan to us from the gerald ford presidential museum in grand rapids, michigan. what's fun about the ski jacket and the ski outfit is that he was an avid skier. he loved to go skiing. ford was probably our most athletic of all presidents. despite what the "saturday night
live" made of him in the '70s, he really was a gifted athlete. but he learned initially how to ski in the '30s when his then girlfriend phyllis brown who was also a model had taught him how to ski and he and her appeared in look" magazine and "cosmopolitan" magazine and in look magazine, there was a photo spread of him skiing with pill lis. so it's kind of a fun thing that they're -- as president, he was such a good skier that the secret service was unable to keep up with him. so they had to hire people whenever he would go on his skiing in colorado. so that they could keep up with him and protect him. and here we are of jimmy carter. for jimmy carter we have a number of arrowheads that he collected at his farm in plains, georgia. he loved collecting arrowheads. he's had a large collection of them which are at the jimmy carter presidential library and museum. these are on loan to us from there.
in as a result of his love of picking up artifacts and arrowheads that i found on his farm when they were plowing or tilling the soil, we would -- the 179 archaeological resource protection act included the jimmy carter clause which made it, it was not illegal to pick up and collect arrowheads which you found on the surface. then moving on to ronald reagan, for ronald reagan, we have on loan from the ronald reagan presidential library and museum in california, we have a pair of his riding gloves and work gloves. when he would go out to his ranch out in california just north of los angeles on the coast in the mountains there, he would spend time relaxing, he thought it was as close to heaven as you could get without being in heaven. it was a place that he really loved to go and enjoyed being there. and the gloves are interesting.
they're looks like sheep wool lined. then the little buttons at the wrists are actually horseheads. here we are with george h.w. bush. and what we have for george h.w. bush is from the george bush presidential library and museum are a pair of custom cowboy boots which were made for him. they were given to him by the secret service in 2000 and what's unique about them is they have golf cleats on the bottom of them. what most people may not realize that his father and his grandfather were both the head of the united states golf association so golf has been a big thing in his life for a lot of his life. but i think the mixing of the golf cleats and the cowboy boots is a very texas thing. moving on to bill clinton, for clinton what we have is a pair of his running shoes made by nike. they are a size 13. and they have the presidential logo on the tongue.
these are on loan to us from the william jefferson clinton presidential library in little rock, arkansas. bill clinton was known for running eight-minute miles which is pretty good, pretty good pace. he would run at least three miles a day. additionally he, when he was out running around washington, d.c. with his entourage of secret service guards, if other people were out jogging he would holler over, come on and join us and they would come and talk. secret service wasn't very excited about that because you're bringing in unknown people into the residence of the president there. but he seemed to enjoy it and got along just fine. and here we are with george w. bush. for george bush, we have some baseball cards which he collected as a boy. i'm guessing 10, 11, 12, 13, and what he did with these baseball
cards is he would tape them to a card, self-addressed card and he would put it in an envelope and mail it to the baseball player and had a little handwritten note on them saying please sign this card and return. these cards are ones that he got back. and it shows an early love for baseball for the president to at one time had owned a baseball team. the texas rangers. and now barack obama, 44th president of the united states. what we have borrowed from him from the barack obama presidential library is a chess set which he got as a gift from the king of jordan. barack obama is known to play chess. he enjoys playing chess occasionally, he and his wife
michelle play chess with each other. but he is known to have played with this chess set. and here we are with donald trump. what we have for donald trump is an object is one of the red baseball caps which he wore during the campaign and the current president this early into it is really hard to get objects that were theirs. the national archives at the time we were putting this all together did not have any items yet. the white house gift unit had not received anything when we were working on this so we were able to acquire a red hat which we think represents definitely representative of donald trump from the campaign and what he's trying to do as president. >> you can watch this program and others from our american artifacts series by visiting our website at c-span.org/history. here's what's ahead. coming up next a discussion on vehicles used by u.s. presidents. and then a look at franklin
roosevelt's historic sites and later efforts to save slave houses. and join us tonight for "american history tv" in primetime from our american artifacts series, we'll visit the herbert hoover presidential library and museum to review the american presidents life portraits exhibit and the henry ford museum of american innovation in michigan to see the presidential vehicles. "american history tv" in primetime beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span3. tonight book tv is in primetime with a look at after words. the son of the late justice antonin scalia, christopher, shares speeches by his father in his book "scalia speaks." and then women's march co-chair discusses her book "together we rise." spokesperson kailey mcnainny is interviewed on her book "the new american revolution," and astronaut scott kelly talks about his voyages into space in
his book "endurance," book tv all this week in primetime on c-span2. tonight, epa administrator scott pruitt and fox news channel host jeanine pirro address the cpac. we'll have live coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. on our companion network c-span. and state governors from across the country are gathering here in washington, d.c. this weekend for their annual winter meeting and throughout the day saturday, the national governors association will host panels to talk about jobs, the opioid crisis as well as the future of agriculture and food availability. c-span's live coverage begins tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. eastern after "washington journal" on our companion network c-span. >> each week, american artifacts takes you to museums and historic places to learn about american history. next, we tour the presidential vehicles collection at the henry ford museum in dearborn, michigan.