Harry and Larry are coming to town, so it’s official: Charlotte is about to make history.
Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird are curators of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in D.C.
And as soon as they get their fill of Tampa, they’re heading to CLT. Wielding large portfolios, they’ll spend convention week collecting campaign signs, buttons, posters, hats, sunglasses and other Obama-Biden 2012 novelties.
Talk about a cool job!
“Harry and Larry,” as they’re known, have been collecting convention stuff since the late ‘80s. Some of what they carry off ends up in exhibitions such as “The American Presidency” and “The First Ladies.”
In the Queen City, these scholarly Smithsonian dudes will also interview delegates, vendors, convention speakers, protesters … maybe even a few journos. (Give us a call, guys.)
-- Tim Funk